Why is praising God a sacrifice?

Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people with His own blood, suffered outside the gate. Therefore let us go forth to Jim, outside the camp, bearing His reproach. For we have no continuing city, but we seek the one to come. Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name. Hebrews 13:12-15 NKJV.


Here we will see why a Word study has a definite place in one’s walk with our Lord as a tool of enrichment.

Why is praising God a sacrifice? The word “sacrifice” (Greek thusia # 2378) comes from the root thuo, a verb meaning “To kill or slaughter for a purpose.” Praise often requires that we “kill” our pride, fear, or sloth—anything that threatens to diminish or interfere with our worship of the Lord.

In this definition of the word thusia we also discover the basis of all our praise: the sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is by Him, in Him, with Him, to Him, and for Him that we offer our sacrifice of praise to God.

Praise will never be successfully hindered when we keep its focus on Him—The author and finisher of our salvation. His Cross, His Blood, His Love gift of life and forgiveness to us.  Let us keep praise as a living sacrifice!  Praise God, thank you Lord Jesus

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Chris
    Sep 28, 2013 @ 15:38:44

    Thanks for another excellent Greek word study, Manny.

    As I have written before, it is no mistake that God chose His Word to be written mostly in Greek and Hebrew (I know there is some Aramaic in there, too). I don’t know as much about the Hebrew as I should, though I started a study of it at one time. I do know that the Greek is a very specific language; sometimes better than English I think. One example is the word “love.” The Greek has several different words that define love. I know you know the words of which I speak.

    The example you have given here gives us more than one discovery. We find that thusia comes from a verb meaning “To kill or slaughter for a purpose.”

    We also find the foundation of our praise: the sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ.

    Thanks again my friend and may you and your family have a blessed weekend…


  2. Mannyr
    Sep 28, 2013 @ 16:35:09

    Thanks for stopping bye, it is always good to hear from you. My pneumonia has been beaten to a pulp. Brighter days ahead even if the BOC is flopping about out of water. Blessings to you and your family.


  3. Delight in Truth
    Oct 03, 2013 @ 18:08:09

    I do enjoy reading and learning from your word studies, Manny!


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