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Sacrifices of Thanksgiving - Part 1 (1 of 2)
Psalm 107:1, 22
I know that during this holiday season we have much to be thankful for. You know, I've been so thankful for the ''40 Days of Purpose''. I've never seen such a blessed campaign in my life. Everything was anointed by the Lord. Everybody who was involved is to be commended. You know, I've never seen so many big events go off so perfectly. It just had to have God upon it for everything to be so successful. The Lord used it in such a great and mighty way. I just am so grateful to God for what he did because I know it's going to mean so much in the days to come. I'm just so thankful and grateful for everything that God did.
In Psalm 107 we find a Psalm of thanksgiving. Here is a Psalm that is just filled with praise for the goodness and the mercy of the Lord. This is a wonderful Psalm to keep in your Bible as a reference for thanksgiving. It would have been a good one to read before you had your Thanksgiving meal, but it is a good one for any time. In verse 1 the Psalmist says, ''Oh give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good. For his mercy endureth forever. Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy. Then in verse 22 he said, ''Let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing.'' He said, ''Here is the way we can show gratitude to God in a meaningful and tangible way.''
One way is to say it. One way is to declare our thanksgiving to God. But he said another was is to show it by sacrifices of thanksgiving. ''Let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving.'' Now this is a truth in the Old Testament that carries over to the New Testament. You'll find the same idea in the New Testament as we're going to see in this message this morning. So he says ''Let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving and declare his works with rejoicing.'' Now as we think about the sacrifices of thanksgiving I want us to think, f ...
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