27 Lessons X Psalms 27: Sacrifice

Sacrifice – Hosea 6:6

Hey Everyoneeee! Sorry it has been a while, but I want to continue ’27 Lessons’* with another important word – Sacrifice.

(*Just to explain, I turned 27 this year on 22nd August 2018. I held a birthday dinner during which each attendee was given a different word based on one of my favourite chapters in the bible – Psalms 27)

Sacrifice

Back to Psalms 27 x 27 and today’s word was Sacrifice and it came from Hosea 6:6:

“For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.”

 

Just thinking about sacrifice, I always feel a real appreciation for what Christ sacrificed for us and overwhelmed by the magnitude of the gift.

Sometimes though, in a bid to stay humble, we can be so hard on ourselves, and constantly remind ourselves of our shortcomings and failures. Not in a self-deprecating way, but in an earnest desire to be transparent and own our errors.

So we fixate on “doing good”, which in 2018 often translates to “doing the most” lol but the Bible doesn’t require that from us.

This verse from Hosea reminds me that it’s not about us – not about what we do (or don’t do) – it never has been and never will be.

We don’t have to obsess about things, whether we are doing enough for God or not, because we will never meet the standard that we set. Rather, it’s HOW we glorify our Father, and that’ll be more than a sacrifice.

My prayer is that whatever this looks like – mercy, a deeper knowledge of Him – I pray that God will strengthen you as you accomplish it.

Stephanie x

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