7 Ascribe to the Lord, all you families of nations, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
8 Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; bring an offering and come into his courts. Psalm 96:7-8
Yesterday we discussed how the church displays God’s glory and strength. In the very next verses, the Psalmist tells the church to reflect that glory and strength back to God.
How do we do that? Well, verse eight alludes to it: “bring an offering.” But you say, “what could we possibly offer God who has everything?”
We offer God our talents, skills, our wealth, our time, and our worship. Incidentally, this is not a post stating “you have to do more for God!”
On the contrary.
Offering up these things is letting go of what we have (or think we have) and letting God use us.
Of course it begins with a right heart. Where is our heart in all of this? We must surrender daily to His will, which sounds easy but is quite difficult to accomplish.
Surrendering daily is perhaps the most important Christian practice we can undertake. Everything else – prayer, devotion, study, witness, worship – comes as a result of that initial act.