Whoso Offers Praise Glorifies Me
Psalm 50:23 KJV
 Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I shew the salvation of God.
Our faith in God pleases Him while our thanksgiving glorifies Him and the one that glorifies the Father is the true worshipper who worships Him in spirit and truth. Genuine thanksgiving to the Lord is a freewill offering; a sacrifice of praise; a living sacrifice – a gift of love, which is a sweet-smelling savour to the Lord our God.
Such an offering is not merely to be an external display of reverent homage, or a gesture of pious religiosity but an inner spirit of genuine gratefulness – a heart overflowing with adoration that springs from the man or woman that is deeply in love with the Lord – indeed no act of thanksgiving nor any form of worship that does not spring forth from the inner being that loves the Lord is acceptable to Him.
The whole of Psalm 50 is a song that shows forth the greatness of God, His never-ending righteousness and His long-suffering grace but it is also one that is a severe rebuke to His people Israel, for their disinterested complacency and hypocritical attitude into which their external acts of sacrifices had fallen. Man may look on the externals, but God looks on the heart and He knows the inner thoughts of the heart and the hidden attitudes of the mind, which can so often mask insincerity in the worship of a double minded man.
God, who judges the hearts of all, is not mocked and warns all that are so inclined to cleanse their hearts, alter their ways and dress themselves in the robe of Christ's righteousness, in sincerity and truth. And so, we read the one who offers thanksgiving as his sacrifice glorifies Me and to him who orders his way aright I shall show the salvation of God.
It is never too late for any believer who has adopted a form of complacency or put on a necklace of hypocrisy to change his ways, for God is gracious and long-suffering. But He also warns us to recognise the error of our attitude, change our ways and return to Him.
Our faith in God pleases Him while our genuine thanksgiving glorifies Him. Let us be those that glorify the Father through a sacrifice of praise as day by day we worship Him in spirit and in truth.
Down at the cross where my Savior died, Down where for cleansing from sin I cried, There to my heart was the blood applied; Glory to His Name!
Refrain: Glory to His Name, Glory to His Name: There to my heart was the blood applied; Glory to His Name!
I am so wondrously saved from sin, Jesus so sweetly abides within, There at the cross where He took me in; Glory to His Name!
Oh, precious fountain that saves from sin, I am so glad I have entered in; There Jesus saves me and keeps me clean; Glory to His Name!
Come to this fountain so rich and sweet, Cast thy poor soul at the Savior’s feet; Plunge in today, and be made complete; Glory to His Name!
Glory to His Name
Elisha A. Hoffman, pub.1878
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