There is a beauty and mystery in daily reading through God’s word. No matter what season of life we are in, His word is relevant. It effectively illuminates the things that are hidden from our consciousness.
Yesterday’s devotional ended with the mention of spiritual sacrifices. God’s word clearly describes what condition our heart needs to be in. In the Old Testament they offered animal sacrifices. What sacrifices are offered as a member of Christ’s body of believers?
Amos 3:3 says, “Can two walk together, unless they are agreed?” There are specific instructions as to how we are to walk together in our priesthood journey. Psalm 51:17 says, “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, a broken and a contrite heart—these, O God, You will not despise.”
Let’s visit Romans 12:9-21. It is like a magna carta to help us maintain humility in our interactions. Verse 9 says, “Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good.” This verse requires us to sacrifice our flesh in order to put it into practice.
Here is another. Verse 18 says, “If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men.” I have a corralling verse on my refrigerator to help me walk in it’s boundaries. Titus 3:2 says, “To speak evil of no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing all humility to all men.” That is a flesh-squealer verse.