Simple yet direct!! 🙌
As followers of Christ, there are a few things which we all need to keep in mind — things that better than sacrifice!! Let’s see what the Scripture teaches us on this topic:
King Saul thought sacrifice was better than obedience. Therefore, instead of destroying every bit of the Amalekites, he saved the best of their spoil, sheep and oxen to offer as sacrifice to the Lord and destroyed the rest; including man, women and children. God was very displeased with what Saul did, which cost him his kingdom. Through prophet Samuel, God said:
And Samuel said, Hath 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 hearken than the fat of rams. 1 Samuel 15:22.
Do justice and judgment
Well…!! This👆is something that is decreasing in the world. The justice and judgement that the world offers can be biased and partial. But as followers of Jesus, the Lord desires that His people should do justice and justice. How? By conferring with the Word of God. Judgement here refers to righteousness; not ours but the righteousness of God.
To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice. Proverbs 21:3
Draw near to listen
There’s a big difference between “hearing” and “listening”!! We hear with our ears, but to listen, the mind(attention) and ears are also involved. Specially when children of God go to the house of God, it’s important that they listen and understand to what is being shared than hear with one ear and leave it there! 😄 Listening will help us to accept God’s Word and practice it in our daily lives.
Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God, and be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they consider not that they do evil. Ecclesiastes 5:1.
(… to be continued)