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, 6 April 2011

How's Your Work?

One who is slack in his work is brother to one who destroys. (Proverbs 18:9)

Let's face it, we're all tempted to do less than our best at times. It doesn't really matter, and then we'll have some spare time at the end of the day to spend on ourselves in whatever way we want.

The thing is, our time is not our own - we were bought with a price (1 Corinthians 6:20), and part of that means that we are to do all of our work as to the Lord. (Colossians 3:23).

The thing is, when we choose not to work, we are choosing to let things go. We are choosing to let those who are working against God and His Kingdom take the initiative. We are choosing to let God's work be destroyed.

It isn't easy to work hard all the time. It's so much EASIER to let things go, just for a bit. To do less than our best. Especially when what is below your best is "good enough" in the eyes of most. But less than our best is never good enough for God's kingdom. God made us each for a specific purpose, and if we are not doing our best we are often neglecting the work that Jesus has prepared in advance for us to do (Ephesians 2:10).

So roll up your sleeves, and get to work for the glory of God!

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