“And it shall come to pass, if ye diligently hearken unto me, saith the LORD, to bring in no burden through the gates of this city on the sabbath day, but hallow the sabbath day, to do no work therein; Then shall there enter into the gates of this city kings and princes sitting upon the throne of David, riding in chariots and on horses, they, and their princes, the men of Judah, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem: and this city shall remain for ever. And they shall come from the cities of Judah, and from the places about Jerusalem, and from the land of Benjamin, and from the plain, and from the mountains, and from the south, bringing burnt offerings, and sacrifices, and meat offerings, and incense, and bringing sacrifices of praise, unto the house of the LORD” (Jeremiah 17:24-26)
Today’s Morsel: One of the greatest qualities that should be in every saint of God is that of praise. We must always bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the Lord. It does not say that we should bring in anything else other than praise. No complaining. No murmuring. No bickering. No lying. No cunning remarks. No hatred. No betraying. Not anything that would defile the house of God. This stuff is to be left outside; well actually it should not even be in our life at all! We must only bring praise and a giving heart. The writer of Hebrews tells us, “By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name” Hebrews 13:15). When we truly love our fellowship and relationship with God, our praise will always be a sacrifice that will be well pleasing and acceptable by God.
Sing: When the praises go up, the glory come down, where sin used to dwell, His grace now abounds. There’s healing and hope and love all around. When the praises go up, God's glory comes down.
Thought For Today: True sacrifices always come from the heart (Parker).