Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Praise- The Essential To Having Your Sacrifice Of Praise Received
Yes dear saint, as in all the things we learn in the word, it 89% of the time requires an action on out part, in this message it is an action, that is akin to the N.T. teaches, the holy life and speaking right. I fully understand that Jesus is the reason our sacrifice or salvation, and the only way to the father, and only by Jesus is our praise accepted. This message is to be viewed with that being a given, a fact, already known.
Psa 50:23 Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I shew the salvation of God.
First Praise must be filled with Thanksgiving, not worry and fear, or grumbling, but an attitude of gratitude and true thanks giving for everything, even our trials.
In every thing give thanks for THIS IS THE WILL OF GOD CONCERNING YOU, yes in everything.
Thanksgiving is very important, praise is full of thanksgiving.
Psa 50:14 Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High: ( Note O.T. Vows, N.T. teaches do not make a vow say yes or no )
vrs 23 Spuren says:
23 Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me and to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I shew the salvation of God.
“Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me.” Praise is the best sacrifice; true, hearty, gracious thanksgiving from a renewed mind. Not the lowing of bullocks bound to the altar, but the songs of redeemed men are the music which the ear of Jehovah delights in. Sacrifice your loving gratitude, and God is honoured thereby.
“And to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I shew the salvation of God.” Holy living is a choice evidence of salvation. He who submits his whole way to divine guidance, and is careful to honour God in his life, brings an offering which the Lord accepts through his dear Son; and such a one shall be more and more instructed, and made experimentally to know the Lord's salvation.
He needs salvation, for the best ordering of the life cannot save us, but that salvation he shall have. Not to ceremonies, not to unpurified lips, is the blessing promised, but to grateful hearts and holy lives.
A purified lip, James is the go to N.T. epistle concerning the tongue and money, rich and poor.
Proverbs is filled with lessons on the tongue; Psalms are filled with it, why? The tongue is the cause of so much damage, to self, others and God.
The sin of the tongue we must deal with daily, I have always said, it is not what you say, it's how you say it, or its not what you write it's how you write it, I fail daily in this as all do, it causes misunderstanding and can hurt a persons feelings.
Show yourself mindful of God's benefits by thanksgiving.
We show the lord we are mindful and grateful, so we give thanks.
Clarke gives some good detail to this whole Psalm.
Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the Most High - זבח zebach, “sacrifice unto God, אלהים Elohim, the תודה todah, thank-offering,” which was the same as the sin-offering, viz. a bullock, or a ram, without blemish; only there were, in addition, “unleavened cakes mingled with oil, and unleavened wafers anointed with oil; and cakes of fine flour mingled with oil and fried,” Lev_7:12.
And pay thy vows - נדריך nedareycha, “thy vow-offering, to the Most High.” The neder or vow-offering was a male without blemish, taken from among the beeves, the sheep, or the goats. Compare Lev_22:19 with Psa_50:22.
Now these were offerings, in their spiritual and proper meaning, which God required of the people: and as the sacrificial system was established for an especial end - to show the sinfulness of sin, and the purity of Jehovah, and to show how sin could be atoned for, forgiven, and removed; this system was now to end in the thing that it signified, - the grand sacrifice of Christ, which was to make atonement, feed, nourish, and save the souls of believers unto eternal life; to excite their praise and thanksgiving; bind them to God Almighty by the most solemn vows to live to him in the spirit of gratitude and obedience all the days of their life.
And, in order that they might be able to hold fast faith and a good conscience, they were to make continual prayer to God, who promised to hear and deliver them, that they might glorify him, Psa_50:15.
From the Psa_50:16 to the Psa_50:22 Asaph appears to refer to the final rejection of the Jews from having any part in the true covenant sacrifice.
Next, note the second part.
And to him that ordereth his conversation aright, what is right conversation, more on the tongue yes, but we must order it aright, we read, I will put a muzzle on my mouth lit. That I sin not against God.
We are to be slow to speak, slow to anger, quick to hear, as James says. Slow down, think before you speak, if you cannot control the tongue all else is worthless, James also says, you glorify, praise God, and than curse your brethren, this should not be.
What does the Hebrew say thanksgiving is:
From H3034; properly an extension of the hand, that is, (by implication) avowal, or (usually) adoration; specifically a choir of worshippers: - confession, (sacrifice of) praise, thanks (-giving, offering).
A primitive root; used only as denominative from H3027; literally to use (that is, hold out) the hand; physically to throw (a stone, an arrow) at or away; especially to revere or worship (with extended hands); intensively to bemoan (by wringing the hands): - cast (out), (make) confess (-ion), praise, shoot, (give) thank (-ful, -s, -sgiving).
The root, or CR Hebrew word is very insightful as it is confession of sin, And word one, an extension of the hand, so we see we are to lift up our hands when we praise. Many non-full Gospel Christians think to pray and praise with your hands lifted up makes you a charismatic, this is nonsense as all are told to lift up holy hands.
1Ti 2:8 I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.
That is N.T. reader. In addition, the Greek sheds the true light on this verse.
From G3713; properly desire (as a reaching forth or excitement of the mind), that is, (by analogy) violent passion (ire, or [justifiable] abhorrence); by implication punishment: - anger, indignation, vengeance, wrath.
From G1260; discussion, that is, (internal) consideration (by implication purpose), or (external) debate: - dispute, doubtful (-ing), imagination, reasoning, thought.
The correct word hear is, without disputes, note also in the Greek Men means men not mankind.
Men in Jewish custom considered it the highest thing to sit around and argue, debate the word. Paul says in this Pastoral Epistle, the Epistles that teach how to administrate the Church.
No arguing, disputing, but unity, some men love to argue, and so do a lot of women, but we cannot and should not do this while we are lifting up holy hands, and with out anger and disputes, that is the true accurate render.
So you see, praise shows thanksgiving, hands lifting up, control of our words, and humility .
We see as in most bible teachings we have a big part to play in our daily walk, and even in our praise.
He who submits his whole way to divine guidance, and is careful to honor God in his life, brings an offering which the Lord accepts through his dear Son;
What else can be said?