Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name. Hebrews 13:15
“Confession is made unto salvation.” Romans 10:10b When we believe with our heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, we come unto righteousness. With our mouth confessing the Lord Jesus, we come into salvation. From the first time we believed and confessed until the last breath we take on earth, this is the way of righteousness and salvation.
Here is our vital union in Christ, our believing heart and confessing mouth establishing righteousness and salvation. Not one time, but all the time. Hebrews 13:15 reiterates this truth but uses the phrase “giving thanks to His name” instead of the Greek words “confess His name.” Of course, giving thanks to His name is enormous and is the heart attitude of the sacrifice of praise, but we take away from the supremacy of Christ if we think of it as our giving thanks to His name when all we have to do is say His name. His name is salvation!
The name of Jesus is the atmosphere of heaven, the authority of God, and all salvation. “Jesus” means “salvation.” His name is salvation, healing, and deliverance. When we continually offer this sacrifice of praise to God, that is, confessing His name out loud into our lives and circumstances, we do so to the glory of God. The glory of God is in the face of Jesus (2 Corinthians 4:6), and so saying His name, we move into Christ and His glory.
This simple practice of the heart and mouth can change any atmosphere because it is Jesus who saves. Saying His name at home, at work, while driving, in trouble, and at rest brings His kingdom and reign into the atmosphere. This week let’s spend many moments returning our heart and our mouth to God in the sacrifice of praise confessing Jesus name.