18. A Better Sacrifice
Verse Of The Day: May 18
Proverbs 21:3 NLT
“The Lord is more pleased when we do what is right and just than when we offer him sacrifices.”
Sacrifices in bible times were a sign of gratitude towards God for His many blessings, His kindness and forgiveness, and His invitation to come close. Sadly, over time our hearts have become hard and we put too much emphasis on the ritual activity and not enough on the heart attitude.
The Israelites got to a place where they thought they could live however they wanted as long as they did the appropriate sacrifices.
But God was quick to reveal that no sacrifice we perform can make up for what is lacking in the appropriate response of our heart. God has always wanted us to worship Him with all our heart, soul, mind and strength.
A life of worship acts appropriately in all situations. This right living brings great pleasure to God.
Does my lifestyle bring pleasure to God? What areas need to change?
God, I know You are pleased when my life choices have a sense of sacrifice to them. You want my heart and soul more than you want my christian duty. But please help me to live a life that honours You. Amen.