The Fruit Of Our Lips – Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional August 23rd

(Get Perfected In True Praise And Worship)

TO THE BIBLE: Hebrews 13:15 AMPC
“Through Him, therefore, let us constantly and at all times offer up to God a sacrifice of praise, which is the fruit of lips that thankfully acknowledge and confess and glorify His name.”

What is praise? And what is worship? Worship is the recognition and appreciation of the reality, blessings, character, and greatness of God.

We express this recognition and appreciation through prayer, sacrifice, and service.

In the New Testament, we offer spiritual sacrifices called praise (Hebrews 13:15, 1 Peter 2:5, Psalm 69:30-31). Hence, praise is an expression of worship. When we praise God, we’re worshipping Him.

When you say, “Lord, you’re good; you’re kind, gracious, and loving; you’ve blessed me; you’re righteous, etc., you’re defining, recognising, and appreciating His character and His works.

Praise is the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to God (Hebrews 13:15). So, in worship or praise, you’re SAYING something to God, thankfully.

This profuse expression of appreciation of His character and personality in words of thanksgiving should be from the heart; that is, the spirit, not the flesh.

The dancing that most people do in many churches is in the flesh. That may have its place outside the church.

In the New Testament, you don’t dance in the flesh to worship God. Dancing in the flesh is based on the beat of the music. When the beat changes, the dance changes.

If you’re inspired to dance, it should be in the spirit and by the Spirit. The dance may not even synchronise with or follow the beat of the drums.

In such situations, you’ll find yourself jumping, spinning, and rejoicing in and out of your spirit. We’re the true circumcision who worship God in the Spirit, rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh (Philippians 3:3).

Go Deeper
Psalm 47:6-7; Psalm 69:30-31; Hebrews 13:15 AMPC

Gracious heavenly Father, I worship you today for your love, kindness, and grace manifested in my life. You’re great and greatly to be praised. I extol your greatness and worship your holy Name, for there’s none like you; your kingdom is forever, and your reign is everlasting! You’re the only true and wise God. To you be all glory, honour, majesty, dominion, and praise, forever and ever. Amen.

Daily Bible Reading
1 Corinthians 8, Psalms 120-127
Colossians 2:1-7, Jeremiah 8

Lift your hands and sing His praise; worship the Lord for at least thirty minutes.

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