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Organizing the Inside – Day 248 Offer Unto God Thanksgiving

No, O people, the LORD has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8 (NLT)

The Israelites often missed God.
At times they just seemed to want to take the road that appealed most to their flesh. In earlier verses you’ll read that they were looking for ways to appease God, overly concerned with what type of sacrifices they could offer Him. Their misdirected solutions may have seemed reasonable to some. But, the sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise. Psalm 51:17 (NIV)

Stand firm against the temptation to make the wrong sacrifices.
Still today many seem resistant to accepting the new and living way, whereby we submit to the Spirit of God. When living life your own way, you find yourself in a quandary, looking for a way out, making sacrifices and offerings as an abominable attempt to pay-off bad choices. Many fill the altar with tears and proclamations about what they are willing to give up again and again in exchange for another last chance to change. God doesn’t want this type of sacrifice, He wants obedience. Living life humbly in Christ really has nothing to do with what we give up and has everything to do with what we willingly receive in our hearts. 13Do I eat the meat of bulls? Do I drink the blood of goats? 14Make thankfulness your sacrifice to God, and keep the vows you made to the Most High.15Then call on me when you are in trouble, and I will rescue you, and you will give me glory.” Psalm 50:13-15 (NLT)

Simplify your life and offer thanks for the new covenant.
Through the power of the Holy Spirit you can live the simple and uncluttered life that God requires. Jesus died to free you and me from all the confusion that trying to do things our way brings. God’s Word gives us a simple uncomplicated formula to live by:
1. Do what is right
2. Love mercy
3. Walk humbly with God.
“But this is the new covenant I will make with the people of Israel on that day,” says the LORD. “I will put my instructions deep within them, and I will write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. Jeremiah 31:33 (NLT) No need to try to make pay-offs for past mistakes. Jesus is the complete and full sacrifice. Stop trying to give up this or that. God has given you the strength to live right, show mercy and walk in harmony with Him. We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are. Romans 3:22 (NLT) By receiving God’s glorious gift of redemption, there is no longer a need to concern yourself with which sacrifice you’ll bring each day.