“Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name.”
In a sense, the author tells us, sacrifice from God’s people is still needed. Jesus took the place of animal sacrifices and blood sacrifices but not the sacrifice of praise that comes from the heart of the believer. That sacrifice is made with lips; it is spoken or sung. The heart of the believer becomes so full of love and thanksgiving that it must come out in some form, and the writer tells us that it can be vocalized. This praise acknowledges the reality of God and His Son.
The Great I Am is deserving of our praise, and we must offer it. Not just when something good happens to us but in every circumstance. We praise God for taking care of us, even if that care is disciplinary in its nature. God has us in the cleft of the Rock. His love protects us daily.
Task for Today: As you make your way through the day, remember to give God the fruit of your lips. Praise Him as your God and His salvation. This is not a one time deal for the Christian. That’s why our author uses the word continually. All-day and into the night, praise Him in words and song.