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.

Monday, 28 June 2010

Thoughts From my Quiet Time

What you said has happened, as you now see..." (from Jeremiah 32:24)

It is so easy for us to rest on the assumption that we need to "get ahead" in this world. That we need to make a dollar and save hard and take care of ourselves first and then our families and friends and then those who can help us, and lastly (if we have anything left over) we can give to those who can't give back, like the poor, the homeless, the orphaned.

This is NOT God's way! His way is to give to those who cannot give back. His way is to go after the Kingdom first and worry about having 'enough' later (if at all). If we fail to do so it is because we do not fully trust in God's promises.

And yet nothing is more sure, as this verse points out. What God said HAS happened, and WILL happened. "His Word my hope secures" as the song says.

Thank You LORD!

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