Sunday, February 10, 2013
Sacrifice: Why Bother?
I have no need of a bull from your stall or of goats from your pens, for every animal of the forest is mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills...If I were hungry, I would not tell you, for the world is mine, and everything in it.--Psalm 50: 9, 10, 12
He does not need anything we can give Him.
He can do all of it better Himself.
God wants only one thing from us--to acknowledge Him, to affirm that we understand He is God, perpetually greater than we are.
If the performance of sacrifice serves that end, if it brings us to His feet in worship, if it changes our inmost, invisible heart, only then does it have value.
Our sacrifces must change us, make us more God's, or they are wasted exhibitions.
He who sacrifices thank offerings honors Me, and he prepares the way so that I may show him the salvation of God.--Psalm 50:23