“Sing unto the LORD, bless his name; shew forth his salvation, from day to day…Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come into his courts.” Ps. 96:2,8.
I want to purpose a thought here. First we are told to show the Lord’s salvation for this blesses His name. Then in verse 8, we are to bring an offering into his courts thereby bringing glory to his name. Let’s think a moment about where His courts are located.
We, His children by faith, are His temple. Would His courts not be the world as we bear His kingdom among us? Where we are there are His courts? If so, then let us bring Him glory by bringing His offering into the world. It begins with a song but is so much more.
“Sing unto the LORD, bless his name; shew forth his salvation, from day to day..Honour the Lord with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase… Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself… Which now…was neighbor unto him that fell among the thieves? And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise… Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees; And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.” (Prov. 3:9; Matt. 22:39;Luke 10:36,37; Heb. 12:12,13).
“Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come into his courts…Come ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in…Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me… For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not…This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.” (Matt. 25:34-36.40; 2Cor. 8:12; John 15:12).
If we would bring the offering of love given to us and give it to others in the name of the Lord, what a different world we would live in. Let’s “Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name.” How is the Lord using you to bear His glory and bless His name?