A Sacrifice that Honors
Make thankfulness your sacrifice to God, and keep the vows you made to the Most High. Then call on me when you are in trouble, and I will rescue you, and you will give Me glory.
But giving thanks is a sacrifice that truly honors Me.
Psalm 50:14-15, 23a
Why does God call giving thanks a sacrifice? Maybe because our tendency is entitlement or selfishness? It’s so easy to believe this life is all about me. God knows that. Maybe that’s why it’s a sacrifice that honors Him.
The first two verses include an “if-then” statement. “If” you 1)Make thankfulness your sacrifice & 2) keep the vows you made to the Most High THEN call on Me when you are in trouble and I will rescue you AND you will give me glory.
This life is about giving God glory.
Thankfulness requires us to humble ourselves, realize/admit we aren’t God and give thanks…for what? Everything!
I thank God for abundant life, salvation, provision, protection and so much more. Focus on those things today and give thanks.
But giving thanks is a sacrifice that truly honors Me