• “Lonely? Give it to Jesus. The loneliness itself is material for sacrifice.” – Elisabeth Elliot

Jumping Through Hoops by Nancy Leigh DeMoss 06/17

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: Some people think they need to jump through spiritual hoops to earn God’s favor.

“When I forget to read the Bible and pray, I don’t think God likes me very much.”

“I tithe every paycheck; I don’t want to make God upset!”

“I just don’t feel close to God. Maybe going on that missions trip with my church can help.”

Nancy: All those activities are great, but in and of themselves they won’t get us closer to God. God isn’t interested in hollow religious acts or sacrifices, no matter how impressive they may be.

King David understood that. In Psalm 51 he prayed, “You do not desire sacrifice, or else I would give it; You do not delight in burnt offering.”

So what does God care about? David gives the answer in verse 17: “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, a broken and contrite heart—these, O God, You will not despise.”

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

 

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And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord. — Ephesians 6:4 (NKJV)

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