5. Offer just and right sacrifices: trust (lean on and be confident) in the Lord. Amp.

We have to make sure that our sacrifice is what the Lord requires. He knows our heart. He is looking for trust and faith and confidence in Him. Still our lives have to be a living sacrifice unto Him. We are to give Him the best that we are.

The Lord is always looking for His kind of faith in our hearts. we are to be a living sacrifice but at the same time. He does not want us to be like the Israelites who missed the faith and trusted in what they could do.

ROMANS 9:31-32 Whereas Israel, though ever in pursuit of a law of righteousness (right standing with God), actually did not succeed in fulfilling the Law.

32. For what reason? Because (they pursued it) not through faith – they did not depend on faith but on what they could do — relying on the merit of their works. They have stumbled over the Stumbling Stone.

Israel did not offer the right sacrifice. They did not trust in, adhere to or rely on Jesus. They relied on their own works or their own goodness. They were not giving an offering of themselves as Able but like Caine.

Our sacrifice has to cost us something but at the same time has to be relying on the power of the Holy Spirit to accomplish it. If it is something that we have become good at on our own strength, then it is not faith but on what we can do.

That is an offering of flesh and strange fire, and the Lord will never accept it. We have to admit that there is no good thing in us, and we must have the help of Jesus pure sacrifice, or we will never, make it.

If we are not rich in our relationship with Jesus, we will not rely upon Him. We must come to Him continually learning His ways and love. We must learn how to lean on Him with a trust and confidence that is born from the trials we endure.

Each trial we have is meant to teach us more of His ways of being there for us. We learn through experience that He really will make all things work for our good because we have seen it and tasted it over and over.


7 thoughts

  1. β€œI’ve learnt how to lean and depend on Jesus, he’s my friend and he’s my guide.” The words from the song of Rev. F.C. Barnes comes to mind. Do you sing Wenda? I notice that you love music. πŸ˜ŠπŸ™πŸΎ


    1. I make a joyful noise all day alone for Jesus. If you mean in front of a crowd, Uh! No! But singing is very important to Jesus. It lifts us up and makes us glad and I need that! Do you sing for others in a crowd? πŸŽΊπŸŽΆπŸŒˆπŸ’–

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