When reading verses like verse 29, think of what Jesus said to the Pharisees in Matthew 23:16-23. Holiness is not magic. God tells us unequivocally that all aspects of our worship must be holy as He is holy. It is our responsibility to ensure that we treat our worship with special care.
“The rich shall not give more, and the poor shall not give less, than the half shekel, when you give the LORD’s offering to make atonement for your lives.”
This is a wonderful truth for us, seen very clearly throughout God’s word.
The Lord does not show favoritism or partiality.
We are saved all from the same state, dead in our sins.
And we are sanctified not on the basis of material wealth, intellect or age, but through the Holy Spirit at work (powerfully, regardless of mind or body).
Jesus’ blood, the lamb slain, His atonement is the same for each of His people. Some of us are not more or even less saved than others. We are all saved by grace through faith.
And Hallelujah for that!
* Father God,
Please write Your word on our hearts today. Please show us what You want us to know.
Thank You that You save us not on the basis of anything we bring or don’t bring – But it is Your sovereign choosing, Your love and Your mercy and grace.
Thank You for today!