The Sacrifice of Praise

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For over nineteen hundred years Christ has been sitting as the accepted sacrifice at the right hand of God. That fact tells of the marvelous greatness of God in condescending to accept anything from us. That He should keep that magnificent gift of His love ever before Him as the accepted sacrifice, and then turn to destitute creatures like you and me, and say, I am looking for a sacrifice from you (Heb. 13:15, 1615By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name. 16But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased. (Hebrews 13:15‑16)), I desire that there should come forth even a trickling stream of praise from your lips, is a marvelous thing. When I think how Christ has loved me, that He has washed me from my sins in His own blood, that I am connected with all the blessing that rests on the head of the heavenly Man, and that I am to reign with Him too-have I nothing to say to His praise? Oh, how hard to think of what I ought to utter! How, in the wondrous thought that I am made so perfect by the blood of Thy Son, blessed God, and that I am to reign with Him, can I know what to say? It makes me turn to His word to find an expression for that which passes all comprehension. God has associated me with the Son of His love! "He is worthy. "
We always find in the thought of that precious blood that has washed us, something that gives a fresh impulse of praise to the feeblest lip. How far do we live in an atmosphere of praise? There is nothing like the inspiring power of praise to set the heart free from all the shackles and bands of the world. If you once begin upon it, you will find a thousand things to call it forth, that never struck you before, in connection with the Person and offices of the Lord Jesus.