For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causes the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all nations. (Isaiah 61:11)
What a mighty God we serve. To fulfill his Word has always been a criteria that all believers strive for. Embracing the fact that you and I make his word become flesh brings in the desired purpose of all creation. Just think for a moment, today, we will praise our Lord God in song, worship, tithes and many other heavenly avenues. Jesus will be exalted! God will be glorified! The Holy Ghost will be received. Praise will spring forth. Burdens will be lifted in the presence of a living God. All enemies of the cross of Christ will flee. We will be fulfilling part of this Scripture.
The other part is righteousness: his righteousness. Here we see God's wisdom. Many of the people that we will meet throughout the week will not have attended this meeting. They will not have beheld the free will offering of praise and worship, or have heard the word of God, nor enjoy the fellowship. However, they will have met you. God equates the light of righteousness to a "sacrifice of praise;" not just on Sunday, but his life springing forth all week. The mobile body of Christ Jesus praising his name through lifestyles of righteousness! Praise the Lord!
Dr. Thomas Snyder