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