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, 7 May 2012

The Widow’s Mite

I was re-reading this passage recently, and it really struck me.

The widow gave less than the wealthy, but she gave ALL SHE HAD. Every cent she had, she gave to God. That represented her every security, as she probably didn’t have an income (even a small one), or much food in the cupboard. Those few copper coins were literally her whole life.

In contrast, the rich gave merely a small amount of their money. They had money left over. They had resources left over. They had food, and connections, and all that they needed left over, held back from God.

We need to be giving to God our whole lives, not merely a small portion of our largesse. This doesn’t just mean money, though money certainly is a big part of it (big savings account your security anyone?) Are you willing to give up your job for Jesus? Your friends for Jesus?Your family for Jesus?You country for Jesus?

Or are you just throwing in out of your riches?

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