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, 13 September 2010

Joshua 15:63

Judah could not dislodge the Jebusites, who were living in Jerusalem; to this day the Jebusites live there with the people of Judah.
Joshua 15:63

The tribe of Judah was not yet able to remove the Jebusites from their midst. At times it must have been discouraging for the people of Judah to see all of these immoral Caananites in a strong, fortified position of power.

But the thing is, the Jebusites WERE conquered, and by the second most famous man from the tribe of Judah - King David! (Jesus is number 1!) This city would eventually become the Holy City of Jerusalem.

Often it feels like we are not having sucess, or that when we are the steps are so small that we will never get there. And the thing is, sometimes, we aren't meant to. Sometimes, what we leave is for our children to do, just as David left the building of the Temple to his son, Solomon.

This is not an excuse for us not to do our job! We must still work with all our might to do all that the LORD has commanded of us. But it does mean that we don't have to worry. For God's plans and promises always come about, and in His perfect timing.


Stephen Tan said...

Sam is smart! BTW I just realised what a rare and important friend you are.

With the notable exception of Kal, I have NO ONE I know in our beloved church group who shares a similar passion for a certain type of book & author.

Books that are reformed, evangelical, missional.

John Piper. Ray Comfort. CS Lewis. John MacArthur.

We even influenced each others reading.

Matthew Henry (I can't believe I'm reading a book on family. Still not gonna bother with the baby conference and Kal has banned me from reading certain titles in your collection).

Tim Keller (The Reason For God - Mere Christianity for this generation)

Long may this continue!


Sam-Is-Mad said...

What do you mean, you just realised? I obviously haven't been saying how wonderful I am around you enough! :P

And Kal does need to be glad I haven't slipped "Be Fruitful and Multiply" into your reading pile.

Though I think today I'm going to read something easy - my brain is mush. What can I say? It's Friday.