The Sacrifice of Praise

Giving to God a sacrifice of praise in our daily lives, learning from Israel how the positive and
negative attitudes of our life affect our praise and worship to God.
The inability to enter into God’s presence and worship, him indicates there is a basic problem
between us and God.
As believers, we need to seek him for the answer and begin to deal with it. because if we don’t it
will hinder us from moving ahead and getting our prayers answered and even healed or blessed.
Some of the things that hinder our praise you sin.
If I regard iniquity in my heart the Lord will not here me.
Psalms 66:18
But your iniquities have separated you from your God, and your sins have hidden his face from
you, so that he will not hear
Isaiah 59:2
Psalm 50:7-23
7 “Are you listening, dear people? I’m getting ready to speak; Israel, I’m about ready to bring you
to trial. This is God, your God, speaking to you. 8 I don’t find fault with your acts of worship, the
frequent burnt sacrifices you offer. 9 But why should I want your blue-ribbon bull, or more and
more goats from your herds? 10 Every creature in the forest is mine, the wild animals on all the
mountains. 11 I know every mountain bird by name; the scampering field mice are my friends. 12
If I get hungry, do you think I’d tell you? All creation and its bounty are mine. 13 Do you think I
feast on venison? or drink draughts of goats’ blood? 14 Spread for me a banquet of praise, serve
High God a feast of kept promises, 15 And call for help when you’re in trouble– I’ll help you, and
you’ll honor me.”
16 Next, God calls up the wicked: “What are you up to, quoting my laws, talking like we are good
friends? 17 You never answer the door when I call; you treat my words like garbage. 18 If you
find a thief, you make him your buddy; adulterers are your friends of choice. 19 Your mouth
drools filth; lying is a serious art form with you. 20 You stab your own brother in the back, rip off
your little sister. 21 I kept a quiet patience while you did these things; you thought I went along
with your game. I’m calling you on the carpet, now, laying your wickedness out in plain sight.
22 “Time’s up for playing fast and loose with me. I’m ready to pass sentence, and there’s no help
in sight! 23 It’s the praising life that honors me. As soon as you set your foot on the Way, I’ll show
you my salvation.” A David psalm, after he was confronted by Nathan about the affair with
Isaiah 43:16- 23
16 This is what GOD says, the God who builds a road right through the ocean, who carves a path
through pounding waves, 17 The God who summons horses and chariots and armies– they lie
down and then can’t get up; they’re snuffed out like so many candles: 18 “Forget about what’s
happened; don’t keep going over old history. 19 Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something
brand-new. It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it? There it is! I’m making a road through the desert,
rivers in the badlands. 20 Wild animals will say ‘Thank you!’ –the coyotes and the buzzards–
Because I provided water in the desert, rivers through the sun-baked earth, Drinking water for the
people I chose, 21 the people I made especially for myself, a people custom-made to praise me.
22 “But you didn’t pay a bit of attention to me, Jacob. You so quickly tired of me, Israel. 23 You
wouldn’t even bring sheep for offerings in worship. You couldn’t be bothered with sacrifices. It
wasn’t that I asked that much from you. I didn’t expect expensive presents. 24 But you didn’t
even do the minimum– so stingy with me, so closefisted. Yet you haven’t been stingy with your
sins. You’ve been plenty generous with them–and I’m fed up.
25 “But I, yes I, am the one who takes care of your sins–that’s what I do. I don’t keep a list of
your sins.
The devil is an accuser of the brethren compensation is a tool of the devil, to vex your spirit,to
make you feel less than whole to cause you to doubt God’s goodness.
We feel a sense of worthlessness and hang our heads in the Presence of God.
If we confess our sins he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all I
1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and purify us of all our unrighteousness.
Romans 8:1
There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus who do not walk
according To the flesh but not according to the spirit.
Is having our minds and thoughts shattered on the world and pleasing man rather than pleasing
1 peter 5:7
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, what ever things are noble, whatever things are just,
whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there
is any virtue and if there is any praiseworthy meditate on these things.
Indifference or Luke warm
Revelation 2:4 Nevertheless I have this against you that you have lost your first love.
Set your heart to return to God in repentance ,and obedience to his word, and begin to praise
Rebellion towards God, parents or people in authority.
1 Samuel 15:22
22 Then Samuel said, Do you think all GOD wants are sacrifices– empty rituals just for show? He
wants you to listen to him! Plain listening is the thing, not staging a lavish religious production. 23
Not doing what GOD tells you is far worse than fooling around in the occult. Getting selfimportant
around GOD is far worse than making deals with your dead ancestors. Because you
said No to GOD’s command, he says No to your kingship.
24 Saul gave in and confessed, “I’ve sinned. I’ve trampled roughshod over GOD’s Word and your
instructions. I cared more about pleasing the people. I let them tell me what to do. 25 Oh,
absolve me of my sin! Take my hand and lead me to the altar so I can worship GOD!”
26 But Samuel refused: “No, I can’t come alongside you in this. You rejected GOD’s command.
Now GOD has rejected you as king over Israel.”
Submitting to authority and reporting from rebellion
Hebrew 13:17
17 Be responsive to your pastoral leaders. Listen to their counsel. They are alert to the condition
of your lives and work under the strict supervision of God. Contribute to the joy of their
leadership, not its drudgery. Why would you want to make things harder for them?
Many times we let our troubles get the best of us instead of worshiping God we are burdened.
We give into those feelings and negative emotions and her attitude feels hopeless.
We are hard pressed on every side, yet not crushed, we are perplexed, but not in despair,
persecuted, but not forsaken, struck down, but not destroyed.
2 Corinthians 4:8
Search your heart after God, begin to praise him, commit your way to the Lord, cast your burden
on the Lord and he will sustain you.
Isaiah 51:11
11 In the same way GOD’s ransomed will come back, come back to Zion cheering, shouting, Joy
eternal wreathing their heads, exuberant ecstasies transporting them– and not a sign of moans
or groans.
It is impossible to come to God with his anger in your hearts because God‘s great forgiveness we
must forgive all those who offend us because he for gave us.
James 1 :19
19 Post this at all the intersections, dear friends: Lead with your ears, follow up with your tongue,
and let anger straggle along in the rear. 20 God’s righteousness doesn’t grow from human anger.
21 So throw all spoiled virtue and cancerous evil in the garbage. In simple humility, let our
gardener, God, landscape you with the Word, making a salvation-garden of your life.
Ephesians 4:26-31
26 Go ahead and be angry. You do well to be angry–but don’t use your anger as fuel for revenge.
And don’t stay angry. Don’t go to bed angry. 27 Don’t give the Devil that kind of foothold in your
28 Did you used to make ends meet by stealing? Well, no more! Get an honest job so that you
can help others who can’t work.
29 Watch the way you talk. Let nothing foul or dirty come out of your mouth. Say only what
helps, each word a gift.
30 Don’t grieve God. Don’t break his heart. His Holy Spirit, moving and breathing in you, is the
most intimate part of your life, making you fit for himself. Don’t take such a gift for granted.
31 Make a clean break with all cutting, backbiting, profane talk. 32 Be gentle with one another,
sensitive. Forgive one another as quickly and thoroughly as God in Christ forgave you.
Worry is expression of doubt and fear it’s also unbelief it is the opposite of faith and it’s
impossible to enter into praise and worship when your mind is filled with worry.
John 14:27
27 I’m leaving you well and whole. That’s my parting gift to you. Peace. I don’t leave you the way
you’re used to being left–feeling abandoned, bereft. So don’t be upset. Don’t be distraught.
Focus on Jesus and all his promises his goodness and his mercy and his love
Philippians 4:6,7
6 Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into
prayers, letting God know your concerns. 7 Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness,
everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what
happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.