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Holiness In Our Loving
Daily Reading – Leviticus 1-3 / Matthew 26:26-56
Leviticus 1:3 If his offering be a burnt sacrifice of the herd, let him offer a male without blemish: he shall offer it of his own voluntary will at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the LORD.
GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:
As we mentioned yesterday, God is Holy and has said that we who trust in His Son Jesus should also be Holy. That is, dedicated to live for Him and separated from worldly living. This would definitely include our expressions of love for Him.
Let me give you an example. When I was young and dating my wife, I wanted to give her so much, but my income often limited what I could buy for her. Therefore, I tried my best to give her my time. I desired to spend as much time as I could with her. I tried to touch her heart with talents God had granted me. As well as still trying to provide all I could. I didn’t need anyone to tell me to do those things, I wanted to. I willingly did them. Now after all these years, God has blessed our life and I’m able to give her more material things. However, I still desire to spend lots of time with her, and use what talents I have to bless her life. Still today, no one has to tell me to do those things. The more I have, the more I desire to give.
In our verse today God said that the people who would bring offerings of sacrifice, needed to do so voluntarily. Why? Well it proved they loved Him and desired to have a relationship with Him. The sacrifice was to remove the sin barrier between them and God. It was their dedication to Him alone, separating themselves from all others. It’s a form of Holiness on our part the dedicate our love to the Lord.
GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:
Sadly, many Christians miss the blessings of giving to the Lord. They’ve conditioned their minds to believe they have to give offerings, rather than that they GET TO GIVE gifts to God. Holiness in our Love for Him.
How do you feel giving to the Lord of your
time, talents and treasures?
Living In His Word Ministries
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… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
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