April 19, 2017

Desired Sacrifices

The sacrifice of Jesus on the cross replaced the Mosaic sacrifices. Describing the Mosaic sacrifices the writer of Hebrews said, “Sacrifices and offerings, burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not desire, nor were you pleased with them” (although the law required them to be made)” (Heb10:8 NIV). It gives me pause to think that even today many of us classify ministry, time and tithes as a sacrifice to God, but these could qualify as sacrifices and offerings that He does not desire. The psalmist David said, “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise” (Psalm 51:17 NIV). 

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