BIBLE VERSE FOR TUESDAY
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT?
Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousand rivers of oil? Shall I offer my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?
This would be like Christians saying to God, Do you want us to confess our sins over and over? Are we not singing enough songs of worship to You? Do You want us to be baptized again, maybe ten times maybe 100 times? Must we constantly ask for spiritual gifts or more of the Holy Spirit? Is that what You ?
The answer , of course, is no God had put the sacrificial system in place, and He was not trying to add to it or abolish it. He brought forth His complaint because the Jews had separated their spiritual lives from their material lives. Earlier, the prophet expressed God's anger that His people were taking advantage of the poor and oppressed. He questions why the Jews though they were living rightly while driving widows an orphan from their homes or exploiting the poor simply because they had the power to do so.
The Christian life is not about rituals or Sunday morning gatherings. Our worship means little if there is a disconnect between our Spiritual and material lives. Serving in ministry and believing rightly will prove empty and fruitless when we lack compassion and the will to give. What more does God want from us? He wants our walk with Him to penetrate our hearts so that every day His love, goodness and righteousness are expressed through us, not only to those in need but all our interactions with others.
Heavenly Father, We want our walk with You to involve our whole life, not just Sundays. Grow a desire within us to spend time with You and to serve others today and every day. Than You, Lord.Amen
Thank you Spark Friends for coming to my blog and posting your comments. Sending God's richest blessings to you and your precious families. May God comfort you in your good times and in your times of trouble and He will wrap His loving arms around you and hold you and show His love and be with you until He leads us into eternity. God Bless you. Amen