Today’s Scripture Reading: Micah 6:1-7:20, 2 Chronicles 32:1-8, 2 Kings 18:13-18, Isaiah 36:1-3, 2 Kings 18:19-37, Isaiah 34:4-22
Heavenly Father, I’ve attended church all my life. It’s so easy to be a Christian robot and walk in the traditions and rules of the modern day church rather than follow the ways of Your scriptures. For many years I looked to pastors, teachers, evangelists, and Christian counselors to tell me what I should bring to You. I never personally asked, “Lord, what can I bring to You?”
What can we bring to the Lord?
Should we bring him burnt offerings?
Should we bow before God Most High
with offerings of yearling calves?
Should we offer him thousands of rams
and ten thousand rivers of olive oil?
Should we sacrifice our firstborn children
to pay for our sins?
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 6:6-8
Lord, I’m thankful for the godly leaders You have placed in my life throughout the years. I’m thankful that pastors, teachers, evangelists, and Christian counselors are a part of Your plan. I’m sorry that I relied on them to tell me what offerings You desired for my life. For so many, we would rather get a spiritual list of “frequently asked questions” than build a relationship with You through Your Word and prayer. Coming to You daily and asking “what can I bring to You today” is a bigger commitment than we want to make.
To do what is right, to love mercy and walk humbly with You—Lord, I can’t do this with a list of rules. I must follow You closely.
Jesus, show me what can I bring You today.
©2014, Dianne Guthmuller
*Unless noted all scripture references are from the New Living Translation (NLT)
Tomorrow’s Scripture Reading: 2 Kings 19:1-19, Isaiah 37:1-20, 2 Chronicles 32:9-19, 2 Kings 19:20-37, Isaiah 37: 21-38, 2 Chronicles 32:20-23