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.

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Thoughts From my Quiet Time

The LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: "I am about to bring punishment on Amon god of Thebes, on Pharaoh, on Egypt and her gods and her kings, and on those who rely on Pharaoh.
Jeremiah 46:25

God is punishing Egypt for its idolatry, its turning away to other gods. Like Israel, it saw many miracles, and know how powerful the LORD is. Yet they turned away all the same.

One of the 'gods' they turned to was a mere man, Pharaoh. They turned to the king to solve their problems, rather than to the King of kings. This has been an ongoing problem for those who have a godly heritage. Think of the Jews shouting that they would have no king but Caesar. But even more, think of how so many "Christian" nations want a saviour for president or prime minister. We are just as susceptible today.

The only Saviour is Jesus. The only Lord is Christ. At His name, every knee shall bow - not at any other name, whether Pharaoh or Caesar or Barak Obama or Julia Gillard. Only at the name of Jesus!


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