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Praising God

“I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving. This will please the LORD more than an ox, more than a bull with its horns and hooves”. Psalm 69, verses 30 and 31.  Giving to God is good and an appropriate way of saying thank you for all that He has done for us.  Of course, we are only giving to God what is already His when we do so.  We should never deceive ourselves that we are ever giving something of ours to God, as it is his to begin with.  We also should not think that God needs our gifts, He can, and does fulfil his purposes without our time, money or efforts.  God gives us the opportunity to give to Him as an act of thanksgiving.  It is for our benefit.  There are so many things we gain from giving right now, not to mention that God rewards those who live for others in this life, in eternity.  But let us not forget that God values something above our gifts, and that is our gratefulness and praise.  Nothing pleases God more than a grateful heart and praise of His name and what He has done for us.  Take heart if you are poor in time or money, you can still give God the most precious gift:  your praise and appreciation.

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