Aug 8, 2009

Jenson on the Sacrifice of Praise

Michael Jensen has a nice post on the sacrifice of praise (Heb 13:15). I particularly enjoyed this paragraph:

"Praise is a theological act, because right praise involves a true doctrine of God. It involves recalling God’s characteristics revealed in his great acts. The Psalms frequently rehearse Israel’s history and infer from these encounters with Yhwh his praiseworthy characteristics. In the NT, it is not surprising that praise becomes thoroughly Christological in content. Christian praise recalls and rehearses the particular and decisive work of God in Christ. The great examples are of course the Philippian and Colossian hymns. The chorus of praise is led by Christ (Heb 2:12) but also has Christ as its object."

Read the entire post here.

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