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7.25.2017

Far Better Than Sacrifice

Obedience is better than sacrifice, and to hearkeneth than the fat of rams.
The altar of sacrifice is good
But the attitude of obedience is far far better
Words Of Knowledge:

In proving to God that you love Him, everything is not all about giving Him money, because money is not everything.
                  Soji Omole

Bearing:

"....Hath The LORD as great delight in burn 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.

               I Samuel 15:22

Bottomline:
Not all of us are that stingy and tight fisted when it comes to raw cash.
There are Christians who are ready to bribe God with millions, if only He alter, fine tune and adjust His Word "thou shall not commit adultery" And give them free hands to be having extra marital affairs. Wallehi, they will give God anything He asks to repeal this decree.
Yes, you prove to God that you love Him by giving Him and honouring Him with your substance. After all He gave you the only Son He has. But that's not all.
You prove to God you love Him by doing what pleases Him, loving what He loves and hating what He hates.
Thou loves righteousness and hates wickedness, therefore The Lord your God anointed you with the oil of gladness above your fellows. Psalm 45:6 - 7.
Jesus said "this ye ought to do, and not leaving others undone"
Giving to God and leaving weightier matters of the Kingdom is not acceptable before God. Jesus own point of view is that. And which I subscribe into.
Among the first foundational teachings I had on one with The Holy Spirit after yielding my life to Christ  July, 1989 is this syllabus  of love.
I would rather summarise it here because of space.
That when you love somebody, you won't do what harms him or hurt his feelings, be it God or man.
When you love a man, you won't steal his property, because he will feel bad missing his things:-
"Thou shall not steal"
When you love a man, you won't lie or bear false witness against him, because he will feel very bad and bitter.
"Thou shall not bear false witness against thy neighbour"
When you love a man you won't go to bed with his wife, because when he finds out, or caught you in the act, both of you won't find it funny:-
"Thou shall not commit adultery"
And so on and so forth....
Same goes for God.
To give attention to another god, obey that god instead of God Himself and give him glory will not only anger God but make God jealous.
"Thou shall have no other God beside Me"
In summary, love is all about caring how God and others feel.
But I finally entered the Church and began to hear that a brother can decide to stab you in the back, drive a 4inch nail into your right eyes and you dare not say "oouch" or "yééèè" I began to feel dizzy.
Any wonder the church has become the centre of iniquity? Where brethren now take God's love as liberty for license commit to commit all kind atrocities against God and one another? Where brothers defraud one another and the victim instead of getting justice is being asked to forgive or..... Some churches even now ask victims of such acts to grease the palm of workers that will handle the matters, in order to get justice.
Any wonder then, the Bible said judgement will start from the Household of God?
I know some brethren are ready to bribe God with millions, for Him to look other way, and start judgement else where. Maybe from a shrine or from a tavern. But no, He will start right from His Own House before going to His next port of call.
If the righteous be scarcely saved, what then shall become of you that is still out there. Repent of your sins today, accept Jesus as Lord and be saved from God's wrath.

#IstandforTheGospelofChrist#

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