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The Thank Offering

Psalm 50:14-15

Sacrifice a thank offering to God, and say your vows to the Most High. Call on Me in a day of trouble; I will rescue you, and you will honor Me.

v. 23:

Whoever sacrifices a thank offering honors Me, and whoever orders his conduct, I will show him the salvation of God.

Something about the thank offering honors God, and He responds to it. If you are in need of deliverance from a difficult situation today, understanding the thank offering may bring greatly needed insight for approaching God for your rescue. I offer you the following three characteristics of the thank offering for consideration.

1. The thank offering was offered by someone who was already in covenant with God. 

Thank offerings were not sin offerings. Repentance and atonement for sin were not needed. The thank offering recognized that the person was already in a right relationship with God, and the person chose to acknowledge that relationship to approach God in prayer. If we belong to Christ, we are already in a right relationship with the Father, and we can approach His throne of grace with confidence to ask anything.

2. The thank offering was a free will offering. God did not require the thank offering, and it was viewed as a voluntary offering in response to the grace already bestowed upon the person. Thank offerings are our response to God for what He has already done for us.

3. The thank offering was given for deliverance from distress, death, or sickness and followed by a vow to praise God in anticipation of an answer to prayer. When in the midst of difficulty, a thank offering reminds you of what God has already done in your life, and it exercises faith that He will do it again. 

Jesus Christ has already paid the price for our sins. If we are facing difficulty or distress, we must rely upon His sacrifice for us and lean into the relationship with God that it provides by thanking Him for what He has already done for us through Christ. God responds to gratitude, and He will deliver us. Exercise your faith in God today for the miracle you need by thanking Him for what He has already done for you, and pay honor to the One who can do the impossible! 

Have a blessed day!

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