GOD like our sacrifice. GOD is pleased with our sacrifice. In the Old Testament, the sacrifice are various kinds of animals, birds, crops, dough... In the New Testament, our sacrifices areour prayers. To make our sacrifices aromatic in front of GOD, it is good to add two ingredients: thanksgivings and praises.
Whenwe pray with gratitude to GOD and interlude with laudation to GOD, GOD will be very pleased. We should be grateful to GOD because GOD is the Creator who create us. GOD is the Savior who save us. GOD is the Supplier who provide us. GOD is the Counselor who help us. GOD is the Father wholove HIS sons. GOD is the Doctorwho cure us. GOD is the GOOD SHEPHERD who protect us. What an Almighty, merciful, generous, sagacious, loving,kind and protectingLORD!
Interludingwith extolment is also a gesture to show our gratitude to the Highest. GOD's Grandeur is imposing. As HIS creation, we should exalt HIM with all our hearts and minds. GOD's Holiness and Elegance worth all the eulogizing and glorifying words. When Isaiah saw the glory of YAHWEH, he described YAHWEHas the Holy One of Israel.
The wicked arewicked because they do not be grateful to the LORD or glorifythe LORD. This is the causeof theirsins.
Romans 1:20- 24 20For since the creation of the world his invisible attributes - his eternal power and divine nature - have been clearly seen, because they are understood through what has been made. So people are without excuse.21For although they knew God, they did not glorify him as God or give him thanks, but they became futile in their thoughts and their senseless hearts were darkened.22Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools23and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for an image resembling mortal human beings or birds or four-footed animals or reptiles.24Therefore God gave them over in the desires of their hearts to impurity, to dishonor their bodies among themselves.25They exchanged the truth of God for a lie and worshiped and served the creation rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.
Praise the LORD because YOUare holy. Laud the LORD because YOU are love, the greatest love. Exalt the LORD because YOU are Almighty. Glorify the LORD because YOU are righteous.
In Christ name.
[b]"As HIS creation, we should exalt HIM with all our hearts and minds."[/b]
Yes, I like this phrase very much! I'm certain that God is pleased with your desire to exalt Him, Raymond, because it's obvious through your writings that the greatest desire of your heart is to "exalt" Him and serve him with all that you have.