How many of you are willing to take less but give more, to give of yourselves and lay down your lives for another.
I have spent a lot of time in the book of Leviticus and the conviction I have gained is that God was very serious about what, when, why and how sacrifices were to be made. He left no detail unattended. The more I thought about this the more I thought about how off-handed I use the word sacrifice.
I say I am sacrificing my time through serving others but often what I have done is arrange my schedule so that I am using my free time to serve. So, what am I really sacrificing?
I say I am sacrificing when I give my weekly contribution, but I am really giving the portion of my income that I have carefully built into my budget to give. So, what am I really sacrificing?
I say I am sacrificing by hosting an event in my home, but I genuinely enjoy entertaining. So again, what am I really sacrificing?
The word sacrifice is defined as the surrender or destruction of something prized or desirable for the sake of something considered as having a higher or more pressing claim.
So again, I ask what am I really sacrificing?
~ John 3:16-17 reads
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
God loved us so much that he sacrificed his only son for the sake of our salvation
How much thought have you put into your sacrifices lately?
Are your offerings to God coming out of your comfort?
Have you surrendered anything for the sake of another recently?