Responding to Deliverance

In Psalm 54, David thanks God for His mercy to deliver David from his enemies. He moves beyond mere words, however, and demonstrates his gratitude by making a sacrifice to God, which he calls a freewill offering. It might seem that David would be obligated by God’s upholding of his life, but to David, his gift is fitting but free. It is entirely appropriate to make public and costly offerings of thanks, but David is motivated not by a sense of obligation, but sheer gratitude. So as you come to worship today, imitate David’s thankfulness by bringing offerings of praise, thanks, and resources, freely giving well-deserved thanks to God.

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