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.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Thoughts From My Quiet Time

From Jeremiah 41:1-18

Ishmael may have started with high motives - he was going to free his people and liberate the Promised Land from its foreign oppressors - but he ended up enslaving his own people (v 10) and brought the foreign army back.

When we do not seek God we can end up working against ourselves. Think of the disciples. When they were determined to be part of the revolution they ended up betraying and denying their master. But when they followed Him they were sucessful and caused the revolution that they so wanted.

Our weapons are not fleshly weapons; they are not the weapons of the world. However, our weapons have divine power to demolish strongholds (2 Cor 10:4-5)

What are our weapons? The sword of the spirit, which is the Word of God, is obviously one. Others include prayer, and acting in love. These weapons are such that can truly bring down empires.

LORD, help me to use Your weapons for Your cause!

1 comment:

Lori said...

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