Jesus told us to serve God and not Mammon. We do this when we give of our best in our service, tithes and offerings joyfully, willingly, thankfully and freely. We show God what we really think of Him. A stunted offering shows Him and us how stunted our relationship with Him is. Let us hold what we have as a stewardship from Him!
“I am the LORD who sanctifies you, who brought you out of the land of Egypt to be your God: I am the LORD.”
Here we see very clearly God’s plan for His people.
He has brought us from darkness into light, from No Mercy into Mercy, from being godless to having Him as our God.
And He is the God who _sanctifies_ us once He has saved us.
Why do we need to walk in obedience to Him?
We see it here in the old testament, clearly articulated for us to understand by the all-knowing God.
Because He has saved us and is sanctifying us.
We don’t do good things because they tally up to get us something.
We do good things because of what has been done for us and what God continues to do for us! We walk in obedience _because_ we are saved into the inheritance of eternal life.
This is our God. Remember Him. Remember that He is the LORD (Yahweh), the one and only true God.
Him we worship and praise, only Him. He has saved us from slavery to sin into a glorious life – Both now here on earth, and then in glory.
Hallelujah, what a Saviour!
* Gracious God,
Thank You for calling us from darkness into light.
Thank You for giving us new life, that through Your Spirit we are born again, moving us into Your kingdom.
Thank You for continuing to work in us and in the world around us, drawing us toward You each day. Little by little, day by day.
Please help us today to take the opportunities You present to show You to the world around us.