Take with you words, and turn to the LORD: say unto him, Take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously: so will we render the calves of our lips (Hos. 14:2 KJV) The prophet Hosea saw in the spirit the blessedness of the believer in Christ as expressed in the words on Hos. 14:2 above.
Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ (1 Pet. 2:5 KJV.) The Lord has created in you a holy priesthood to offer unto Him spiritual sacrifices. This immediately teaches us that there is both natural sacrifice and
“By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name” (Heb. 13:15 KJV). In the Old Testament, a sacrifice was typically an animal offering that was presented to God for one of many different reasons. A pleasant, acceptable burnt offering
For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing; (2 Cor. 2:15 NAS) The priests in the Old Testament offered different types of sacrifices to God. Aaron, the first High Priest, was commanded to burn incense upon the altar in the Tabernacle (
Through Him then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name. (Heb. 13:15 NAS) We learn from the Old Testament that sacrifices and offerings can be well pleasant and delightful to the Lord. However, these sacrifices which were of sheep,