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Spiritual Sacrifice

SPIRITUAL SACRIFICE [ISBE]

SPIRITUAL SACRIFICE - pneumatikai thusiai): A figure taken from the victim slain and offered on the altar, as e.g. the paschal lamb; thus signifying the complete and acceptable offering of the self-dedicated spirit. As the temple, priesthood and God Himself are spiritual, so is the sacrifice of the consecrated believer (1 Pet 2:5); compare "living sacrifice" (Rom 12:1); "sacrifice of praise" (Heb 13:15,16). Any self-dedicating act of the inner man; the devout, renewed, consecrated spirit, e.g. Christian benevolence (Phil 4:18); "to do good and to communicate" (Heb 13:16); "mercy" and "knowledge of God," instead of material and outward sacrifice (Hos 6:6). This is defined and beautifully illustrated in the classic verse on this theme, "The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit," etc. (Ps 51:17).

Dwight M. Pratt




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