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Saturday, May 26, 2012
Is Obedience Better than Sacrifice?
Topic: Truth

I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not smell in your solemn assemblies. Though ye offer me burnt offerings and your meat offerings, I will not accept them: neither will I regard the peace offerings of your fat beasts. Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols. But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream. Have ye offered unto me sacrifices and offerings in the wilderness forty years, O house of Israel? (Amos 5:21-25 KJV)

 

Have you wondered why God refused for Saul continued to be king for His people (I Samuel 15:22)? If he obeyed God faithfully, would Jesus arrive through the lineage through King Saul, not King David? Because of his disobedience, even though the part of mistakes was Samuel’s, Saul lost the kingship.

 

Even though God originated sacrifice system for God to forgive our sins, He is actually looking for our hearts. I Samuel 16:7 says, “But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.”

 

For us to attend our regular Sunday worship services are not enough to please God. He wants to have relationship with us daily. This means that we’d need to spend quality time more than just going to the church once a week. Paul said in Romans 12:1, “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.” Do you want to have personal relationship God? Your whole body must be devoted to God. This doesn’t mean put yourself to sacrifice your body. We’d need to obey His instruction and live for Him.

 

Even though there is a large percentage of Americans believe to recognize themselves as Christians, but their hearts may more rely onto this world. Some preachers may able to preach some good messages on Sundays, but rest of the week, they may do things that please to this world. As results of their actions, God exposed them to their congregations and to national media, such as Pastors Eddie Young, Benny Hinn, Paula White, Rick Warren, and Robert Schuler, Sr.

 

Would you like to have personal relationship with God? If you’d like to know Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, I’d like to encourage you to do two simple things. First, confess your sins and invite Jesus Christ to your life. Paul said in Romans 10:9-11, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” There is no sinner prayer formula. Instead, you just talk to God at where you are now. Secondly, I’d like to encourage you to find a good solid biblical teaching church and Christian friends. They can help you to build strong relationship with God.


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Monday, January 18, 2010
Deny the Truth
Topic: Truth

And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord. And Zacharias said unto the angel, Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years. And the angel answering said unto him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak unto thee, and to shew thee these glad tidings. And, behold, thou shalt be dumb, and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed, because thou believest not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season. (Luke 1:17-20 KJV)

Have you deny the truth from words of your friend? Even though deny the truth is not a sinful thing, it sometimes hard to accept the truth of your spouse, your friend, or family member. As long as we’d waver the truth, it is hard to accept the truth.

Look at Zacharias. Even though he was a high priest of Israel, he had a hard time to accept the truth from Gabriel. Why? He either hard to believe that Gabriel was the angel of the Lord or that he hadn’t seen the angel physically in his lifetime until eight decades later. Whatever his reason was, he waved the words of Gabriel, which they came from God.

We need not to play believing or not with God’s words. Otherwise, there would be consequences to accountable our actions.


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Monday, June 11, 2007
Truth Shall Make You Free
Topic: Truth
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. (John 8:32 KJV)
Havr you lie to somebody? If so, how did this effect on your life? Of course, we have tried to hide from someone about certain accident that we made by not telling what happened exactly. Then we may feel guilt in us from not telling the truth to our people.
If we want set free from our guilt, we need to tell someone the truth. I understand that sometimes telling the truth may seem difficult for us to do. But for us to have open communication to each other, we need to be honest to each other. Jesus said that the truth make us set free--set free from our guilts and sins.
Jesus visited to this planet over 2000 years ago to tell His people the Truth of God about what He has planned for us. What God has been showing you in these past 1, 10, or 50 years of your life? Did you accept that truth from God? Jesus didn't die on the Cross just for setting us from our sins, but also He died to tell us the truth that only way for us to enter His presence is through Jesus Christ.

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Updated: Saturday, April 21, 2012 9:49 PM EDT
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