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What Can We Offer a God Who Owns It All?


Worship & Offering

Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name. Bring an offering and come before Him.  (1 Cor. 16:29)

Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise. (Heb. 13:15)

Truths Affecting What We Can Offer to God

Notice two important points in the opening words of Hebrews 13:15.

  1. We come on the merits of Jesus.  We only have something to give because He was sacrificed on our behalf.  — “Through Jesus, therefore, …”
  1. Based on all Jesus has done for us, it only makes sense that our worship is constant.  — “continually offer”

In light of these truths, think through the implications about what we can we offer Him.

  • We can offer our money and material goods to Him.  . . . Yet, He owns it anyway.  (Col. 1:16)
  • We can offer our service.  . . . Yet, apart from Christ we can do nothing.  (Jn. 15:5)
  • We can offer our mouths to be His witnesses.  . . . Yet, it is the power of God that saves.  (Rom. 1:16)
  • We can offer our compliance to do things His way.  . . . Yet, it is only in our best interest to do so as His ways are better than our ways.  (Isa. 55:9)
  • We can offer our very lives to the Lord.  . . . Yet, it is only our “reasonable service” (Rom. 12:1, KJV).

Let’s not pat ourselves on the back because we serve, witness, obey, and commit our lives to Him … even if we do so more than the next person.  We can only offer any of the above to Him because of what He has already given us or done for us.

Let’s heed the words written to the Corinthian church:

What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as though you did not? (1 Cor. 4:7)

More:  Implications for the Worship Leader & Individual Worshiper


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