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, 9 May 2012

Colossians 4

Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. (Verse 2)

Prayer is such a bedrock of the Christian faith. It is how we communicate with God, how we give thanks, how we tell God our needs and receive His direction for our lives.

Yet how little we as Christians pray! How little I pray! If I were to continue merely as I do now, how terribly little I would manage to achieve.

Paul assumes prayer as the starting point for all Christians. And it is something that I am so far behind in, and something that I am tempted to cover up my failures of by comparing myself to others, especially those who God has not blessed as much as He has me. It is an unfair comparison – it causes me to look down on them as “lesser” for what God has chosen to give them; and it builds pride in my heart for something that was merely His gift to me. I need to focus on my own state before God, not that of my peers.

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