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, 5 July 2011

2 Corinthians 9:11

You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.

Our money is not our own. We have been given much - but from us, therefore, much is required. (see Luke 12:48)

It amazes me how little we do with our much. How quickly we think of our things, our money, as "ours" - to do with as we please, to spend on ourselves.

When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures. (James 4:3)

God has given us what He has in order that we might bring Him glory. But instead we choose to keep 'our' things for ourselves.

I know that I need to do so much work in this area - to see all that I have as a loan from God and not as my own. But as I make progress I see how much I can transform the world for God's Kingdom, and I know that there is nothing that is more precious.

Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.Matthew 6:19-21

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