Read Psalm 50:1-8 and 22-23
The Almighty God, the Lord, speaks;
he calls to the whole earth from east to west.
2God shines from Zion,
the city perfect in its beauty.
3Our God is coming, but not in silence;
a raging fire is in front of him,
a furious storm is round him.
4He calls heaven and earth as witnesses
to see him judge his people.
5He says, “Gather my faithful people to me,
those who made a covenant with me by offering a sacrifice.”
6The heavens proclaim that God is righteous,
that he himself is judge.
7“Listen, my people, and I will speak;
I will testify against you, Israel.
I am God, your God.
8I do not reprimand you because of your sacrifices
and the burnt offerings you always bring me.
22“Listen to this, you that ignore me,
or I will destroy you,
and there will be no one to save you.
23Giving thanks is the sacrifice that honours me,
and I will surely save all who obey me.”
Psalm 50 anticipates God's judgment. Verse 23 reminds us that the only worthy sacrifice is a thankful heart. We realize that thankfulness is not just an attitude. It is a way of living; aware that without God - we are nothing.
Teach me gratitude.
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