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Costly Sacrifice “But I with the voice of thanksgiving will sacrifice to you; what I have vowed I will pay. Salvation belongs to the Lord!"” Jonah 2:9 ESV What kind of sacrifice do you bring when you worship? I’m thankful that I do not have to bring, bulls, rams or pigeons, but what do I sacrifice? A sacrifice must have a cost, if we present something without value, what does that say about our worship of God? Heart attitude is surely the key, if I present my tired, threadbare, second hand goods, while holding back the best for myself, God sees through my selfish desires. Where I work we run a Foodbank and the vast majority of goods donated are in excellent condition, but we do get a percentage that is past its use by date or has been opened and a spoonful removed. I remember being challenged by the Holy Spirit, we were doing our weekly shop and was going to buy some rice pudding for the Foodbank. I went to get the economy brand from the shelf and He said “why are you choosing that, when you would not choose it for yourself. Don’t get me wrong we have had many years of living off economy products, but now we are in a time of blessing. My heart attitude was wrong, corrected and repented I replaced the goods on the shelf and purchased the more expensive brand we use at home. Sadly, when we approach God, we can have a stingy heart attitude, He does not need what we bring, but the act of giving is for our benefit. Contrast this with the poor widow who put her all into the offering, two small coins given with the true voice of thanksgiving #souvenirs_de_vie #lifemoments #dailydevotions #followingjesus #memories #wisdom #gospel #bible #goodnews #praise #worship #photos #photography
What kind of sacrifice do you bring when you worship? I’m thankful that I do not have to bring, bulls, rams or pigeons, but what do I sacrifice? A sacrifice must have a cost, if we present something without value, what does that say about our worship of God?