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, 25 July 2011

Luke 17

They were eating and drinking and marrying and being given in marriage, until… the flood came and destroyed them all. (verse 27)

It always amazes me that this is the description of the days before the flood. We think of this time as a time of great violence, of sin and debauchery. But this is the description: they ate, they drank, they got married. It seems so ordinary. Likewise, the verse on Sodom (verse 28) contains a similar type of normalcy.

Yet they did all these things with no relation to God. And whatever is not from faith is sin. These people therefore were doing nothing by sin, though their sin seems ever so harmless and ordinary.

What a wake up call these verses should be to us today! We tend to focus on not doing ‘bad’ things, rather than doing all things for the glory of God. Like those that perished, we so often fail to have any positive righteousness, which comes from Christ alone.

How wonderful of our Heavenly Father to provide for us an Ark to save us; His only begotten Son, Christ Jesus, through whom we are made righteous in the sight of God.
Praise God!

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