Offerings

Give your bodies to God and the sacrifice of praise.

 

Figurative Offerings

Give your bodies to God

Romans 12:1    1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.

 

Sacrifice of praise

Hebrews 13:15    15 Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.

 

Piety Must Accompany Offerings

Broken spirit desired

Psalm 51:17    17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, A broken and a contrite heart— These, O God, You will not despise.

 

Do what is right

Proverbs 21:3    3 To do righteousness and justice Is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.

 

No hypocrisy

Amos 5:21    21 “I hate, I despise your feast days, And I do not savor your sacred assemblies.

 

Obedience required

1 Samuel 15:22    22 So Samuel said:

“Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices,

As in obeying the voice of the Lord?

Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice,

And to heed than the fat of rams.

 

Do what is right. To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice. Obedience is required by the Lord as in obeying the voice of the Lord. To obey is better than to sacrifice.

 

Hearts can be renewed by Jesus. Christ can make a heart strong. God can create a new clean heart. The Lord can cleanse the heart and renew its spirit.

God is testing us every day and has given us the right to make our own choices. Do you know which ones are the right choices in Gods mind?

Fear God, love God, honor God, and trust God with all your heart, mind and soul and you will receive and experience the joy of the promises of God’s blessings in His time.


Prayer:   Father in heaven, I praise You for Your Son and the Holy Spirit. I praise You for Your grace in sending us Your wisdom about offerings. Please bless those who have read this article for they too are seeking Your righteous truth, love, wisdom and understanding.

May God, Jesus, The Holy Spirit and Christianity be our guiding lights, our safety nets and our inspiration for loving happiness in all of Your kingdom. Father into your hands I commend my spirit. Not my will, but Yours be done. Please come Lord Jesus.

I pray in Jesus sweet name and to His glory through the power of the Holy Spirit,

Amen.

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