The Sacrifices of Thanksgiving
Let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare His works with rejoicing.
Leviticus 7 describes a “sacrifice of thanksgiving” that involved offering grain and an animal sacrifice (Leviticus 7:12). This offering was not for sin, but for rejoicing and showing thankfulness to God.
We know from the book of Hebrews that the system of animal sacrifices has been superseded, yet Hebrews still talks about a “sacrifice of praise to God.” This is defined as “the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name. But do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased” (Hebrews 13:15-16).
Praising God, doing good and sharing are sacrifices that continue to please our Creator today.
For more about thanksgiving, see “In Everything Give Thanks.”