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.

Sunday, 13 May 2012

John 2

Zeal for your house will consume me (from verse 17)

Jesus was passionate about His Father’s name, and for His Holy House, His Temple. Jesus was so passionate He took action – decisive action. Jesus did not whine about it, He did not pander to the leaders – He did something, and it restored glory to God’s House.

Am I willing to do the same? Am I willing to act on what I know is wrong in God’s House? Or do I prefer to whine about it? I know the answer – and unfortunately it isn’t the flattering one.

I need to be consumed with zeal for God and His House. I need to make that my primary mission. It requires some massive dying to self, some massive taking up of my cross in order to follow Jesus. I need to fix my eyes firmly on Him, and on Him alone.

It is hard. Sometimes it is terribly hard. But it is worthwhile – amazingly, abundantly worthwhile.

God’s ways always are.

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