The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the voice of them that shall say, Praise the LORD of hosts: for the LORD is good; for his mercy endureth for ever: and of them that shall bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the LORD. For I will cause to return the captivity of the land, as at the first, saith the LORD. (Jeremiah 33:11)
Today’s Morsel: Why does it seem that during the holiday season, that now we seem to hear people talking about Jesus, filled with joy and gladness, singing, and willing to sacrifice more? Is it because they are feeling a sense of relief? Is it because during these times the weight of the world is being lifted off their shoulders? Are they feeling the reason and meaning of the season that brought them liberty and salvation? Yet those of us who know the Lord should not wait for the holiday season to have joy and gladness and to bring the sacrifice of praise, we have been made free, we should always offer Him the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name” (Hebrews 13:15). Start your celebration early, praise Him daily.
Sing: We bring the sacrifice of praise, into the house of the Lord, we bring the sacrifice of praise, into the house of the Lord. And we offer up to You, the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and we offer up to You, the sacrifices of praise.
Thought For Today: Sacrifice begins with self.