God establishes a litany of sacrifices, the burnt, the grain, the sin, the guilt, the ordination, and peace offering, and he meticulously lays out his orders for each. He has instructions for the tabernacle, the priesthood, the altar, and the animals and grain. But even when it comes to worshipping God, we’d rather do it our own way. Our nature argues for personal choice, but God will have none of it. Our personal choice is what made the sacrifices necessary in the first place.
The same is true today. We claim one faith is no better than another and all roads lead to God, but the truth is “there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven by which we must be saved.” Said Jesus, “”I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
The world preaches self-acceptance, but God’s acceptance is what we truly need (and actually desire).
Righteous and Almighty God, You are holy and Your laws are good. I pray for Your kingdom to come in its fullness and restore Your reign on earth, as it is in heaven.
You have made righteousness available to me through the life, death, and resurrection of Your Son, Jesus Christ. Death is the cost for my sins, and Your Son paid the penalty. Thank You for Your grace, Your forgiveness, Your sacrifice. I am Yours, purchased by the blood of Your Son. May my life be a daily sacrifice to You.