The Sacrifice of Praise and Going About Doing Good Please God!
The writer to the Hebrews spells out several essentials for proper praise.
– Praise that pleases God is offered by Him, that is, by Jesus Christ, on the ground of His righteousness and pleasing God.
– Praise that pleases God is offered continually, so that we are always praising Him
– Praise that pleases God is a sacrifice of praise, in that it may be costly or inconvenient.
– Praise that pleases God is the fruit of our lips, more than just thoughts directed towards God. It is spoken out unto the Lord, either is prose or in song. “What proceeds from the lips is regarded as fruit, which reveals the character of its source, as the fruit of a tree reveals the nature of the tree.” (Guthrie)
When we do this we are reflecting Christ in us!
Acts 10:37 you yourselves know the thing which took place throughout all Judea, starting from Galilee, after the baptism which John proclaimed. 38″You know of Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed Him with the Holy Spirit and with power, and how He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.
When we do this we are walking in Him! Colossians 2:6-23