A Message From Jon

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Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Daily Devotional with Pastor Jon

June 7

And the king, and all Israel with him, offered sacrifice before the LORD. And Solomon offered a sacrifice of peace offerings, which he offered unto the LORD, two and twenty thousand oxen, and an hundred and twenty thousand sheep. So the king and all the children of Israel dedicated the house of the LORD.

1 Kings 8:62-63

Upon completion of the Temple, 22,000 oxen and 120,000 sheep were sacrificed. Not only was this expensive, but it required an incredible amount of effort and energy. But it was a delight to the Lord. As a New Testament priesthood, we are to offer the sacrifice of praise, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name (Hebrews 13:15). What if the praises you offered to the Lord were recorded in Scripture? Would it be an impressive figure like this or would it be embarrassingly small?

I have recently re-enrolled in the school of praise, working through the Book of Psalms and learning the language of thanksgiving as I personalize the Psalms in my morning devotions. If you’re finding it hard to verbalize praise, I would encourage you to enroll in this school as well. Work through the Psalms and make them yours. Put them in the first person. It’s a wonderful tool and it will help you to become more expressive in offering praise and thanksgiving to our Lord.

This Daily Devotional is an excerpt from the book "A Day of Feasting" by Pastor Jon. "A Day of Feasting" is a collection of 365 short devotions from the Old Testament books of Joshua through Malachi. If you would like your own copy of "A Day of Feasting" you can order one from the SearchLight Store.