Verse of the Day

Psalm 119:108-109

Lord, accept my offering of praise,
     and teach me your regulations.
 My life constantly hangs in the balance,
     but I will not stop obeying your instructions. Psalm 119:108-109

An Offering to Give

Even though we do not have to bring offerings to the altar anymore like they did in the Old Testament, we can still offer up ourselves to the Lord. The offerings in the Old Testament served as sacrifice for sins. Each offering represented a different kind of sin and the purpose was to make the believer clean again. When Jesus died on the cross, He died once for all, to rid us of our sins and the punishment of death. Once He died and we accepted His salvation, there was no need for another sacrifice.

Even though there is not a need for a sacrifice, we can still offer ourselves to the Lord as a living sacrifice, as Romans 12:1 says. We can daily submit ourselves over to the Lord. In this Psalm, the writer is offering up his praise. He also is offering his life; he is willing to be a student and learn from the Lord. He is willing to trust the Lord with his life. As Christians, we should be willing to live for the Lord everyday. That is how we can offer ourselves as offerings.

A Prayer to Remember

Dear Lord,
Thank you for sacrificing your Son as the ultimate sacrifice for my sins. May my life be an offering before you. Amen.