majesty are before him:
beauty are in his sanctuary.
Give unto the
LORD, O ye kindreds of the people,
give unto the
LORD glory and strength.
Give unto the
LORD the glory due unto his
offering, and come into his courts.
O worship the
LORD in the beauty of holiness:
him, all the earth."
another special Lord's day.
Again, we are
given an opportunity to gather with fellow
brother's and sister's in God's house
to receive a
blessing and to offer Him our worship and
Part of our
worship is the bringing of our
regular offerings to the Lord.
people this is a privilege and a joy.
giving is not simply a duty that we perform
with the worship service.
It's a very
important act of worship.
We bring our
tithes and offerings,
because funds are needed to keep the church
going, but as a joyful response to the grace
of God in our lives.
It's part of
our stewardship ~
the way we use
the gifts of God for His glory.
this they did, not as we hoped,
gave their own selves to the Lord,
and unto us
by the will of God."
Christians give us the key to worshipful
They knew the
grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
and so they
"gave themselves first to the Lord."
As we come into
His courts with our offerings today,
let us also do
it joyfully, willingly,
and as God has
Paul refers to
our willful giving
as a gracious gift of God.
And it is
we too can give
to the Lord
the glory due His Holy Name.
worship toward thy holy temple,
praise thy name for thy loving-kindness and
for thy truth:
thou hast magnified thy word above all thy
Jesus is our One true source of joy!