Often I find a nugget!
I refer to a revelation about a scripture as a nugget because it is like gold to me - rare and precious.
So, the other day, I was writing out Hosea 14:1-2
Offering the sacrifices of our lips stood out to me. Praising on a consistent basis, regardless of our circumstances or situation, praising is the same thing as offering a sacrifice. So simple and do-able and yet such a neglected practice!
As I often do, I looked up the same verse in other versions:
That last translation really grabbed my attention ... "We may repay You with praise from our lips." Repay?
No, we certainly can't earn favor from the Lord. Nothing we do is acceptable. If we could earn righteousness (right-standing) with God, why ... there'd been no reason for Jesus to lay down His life for us!
However, in gratitude, we can dedicate our lives to Him. And we can begin, daily, hourly, minute by minute to repay Him by reminding ourselves of His glorious love, power, compassion and holiness.
He is everything!
And that is what is on my mind this morning. What is on YOURS? I'd love to know! Leave a comment and share.
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