Mission Statement

In classical sacrifices, the people get the good bits, and the gods get the refuse, the bits that would get thrown out otherwise.

Not our God. Leviticus (particularly Leviticus 3) describes the sacrifices that our LORD demanded from His people of Israel. God gets the kidneys, the tail, and all the fat. He gets the prime steak, He gets the best.

Today we do not literally give sacrifices of animals. For us the ultimate sacrifice has been made through our Lord, Christ Jesus. But should always be our ambition to do the same thing - to offer God the best of what we have, to offer Him the fat, and not the smoke and bones.

Thursday, 29 April 2010

More Thoughts From My Quiet Time

The thing that struck me about this passage (Jeremiah 25:1-14) was the servanthood of Nebuchadnezzer. He is a pagan king (and you didn't get much more pagan than that in those days) and yet he serves the LORD.

The truth of the matter is that everyone serves God, willingly or unwillingly. They all give Him glory, either for His mercy or for His justice, depending upon whether or not they accept Christ. Everyone serves God - they either do so with joy, willingly, knowingly, or unwittingly and unwillingly.

This means that everyone around me, Christian and non-Christian alike, are serving God, and are doing His will, even in my life. The crying child is giving me a lesson on patience. The lazy co-worker gives me a lesson on self-control especially over my anger and controlling my tongue. The non-Christian antagonist helps me to be able to explain the faith to the lost.

LORD, thank You for all this!

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