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A Daily Devotion for Thursday, October 28


Hebrews 13:15-16


Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise- the fruit of lips that confess his name. And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.

These verses remind me of a sermon from a year or two ago. Pastor Gil talked about making sacrifices in relationships, and how God’s ultimate sacrifice of Himself on the cross made our relationship with Him right again. We make sacrifices in relationships to set them right again. When I think of true sacrifices I have made, I feel whole and satisfied. There is no room for regret when a sacrifice is made for the good of another.


Holy Lord, you have taught us about sacrifice by showing us. May I never forget the true spirit of sacrifice, and your example. Amen


Becky, transforming

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Beverly Flynn
Beverly Flynn
Oct 28, 2021

Hebrews 13: 15-16 Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that openly profess his name. And do for forget to do good and to share with others for with such sacrifices God is pleased. I had to think about the words sacrifice and praise together because they seem so opposite. I think of sacrifice as giving or doing something for others at a great cost to me. Praise on the other hand is given with joy because words or actions were said or done that directly benefited me. When this happens to me , I personally want to give praise right back to others. It is easy for us to praise Go…

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Barbara
Barbara
Oct 28, 2021

Hebrews 13: 15-16


15 Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice or praise---the fruit of lips that openly profess his name.


Sacrifice. Glorifying God and enjoying his grace is a gift from the God who made us. I feel that where the sacrifice may come in, is when we have to take the time from our busy day and make time for God. I sometimes have to remind myself that I should slow down and spend some time with God. What I have come to believe is that if I enjoy the knowledge I have gained through my faith in God and his Son Jesus it is not a sacrifice. I will praise God and al…


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Tom
Tom
Oct 28, 2021

Hebrews 13:15-16

it is interesting to read of praising God and doing good as sacrifice. Neither has the burdensome connotation that we typically associate with the word today. Offering ourselves “as a living sacrifice” then, has a fresh and positive meaning. Praise and good works should come as naturally to us as breathing. We do them in service to the One who loves us and cares for us (Gal 2:20).


Prayer - Good and gracious God, may the fruit of praise be on my lips and the sacrifice of doing good be a natural and constant feature of my life in You. Amen


TAA

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Rosalind Spiller
Rosalind Spiller
Oct 28, 2021

Hebrews 13:15–16 Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer God a sacrifice of praise – the fruit of the lips that confess his name. And do not forget to do good and to share with others for with such sacrifices God is pleased. I love the phrase in this verse, the fruit of the lips. My Bible references the prophet Hosea using the same term in chapter 14. For me, praise—the fruit of the lips means singing. I love to sing and especially love to sing God‘s praise. To sing a part of his story each week with other voices is my offering to God. Prayer: gracious God thank you for the gift of voice and song to sing your praises again and…

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