As I continue to go over different parts of our order of worship, today we come to our “Offering of Praise and Thanksgiving” order. One reason why we have praise with our offering time is because our tithes and offerings are in response to His Gospel salvation and to the praise of who He is. Our tithes and offerings then is not some type of quid pro quo with God (we give Him a certain amount in expectation for something in return). That is not gospel-centered worship, but consumeristic or business driven worship. Instead we must remember that all of our worship, and every order of it (especially our tithes and offerings) is in response to His great majesty as Creator and Ruler of the universe and to His amazing grace as our Savior and Lord. Then and only then will our worship be in Spirit and in truth and our offerings be to His glory. So let us continue to worship Him with every order of our worship to the praise of His name and in thanksgiving for His Gospel salvation.
Rev. Daevid Yoon