Please accept my apologies for being away for the last few weeks, but it was required… I am back now and you may read this week’s devotional here below. Christservant.
(Matthew 9:13) “But go and learn what this means: ‘I DESIRE COMPASSION, AND NOT SACRIFICE,’ for I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”
Jesus was never shy from speaking directly and bluntly if the situation demanded such talk. Here He shows the truth to the Jewish leaders by quoting from their own most honoured scriptural authorities. Their own prophets rebuke them for their spiritual ignorance and their lack of obedience to God’s clear commands.
What you see in capital letters is quoted from the Old Testament: “For I delight in loyalty rather than sacrifice, And in the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.” (Hosea 6:6) The Word of God should be our first concern rather than the words and ideas of humanity. Without true and godly compassion, ceremonies and sacrifices are worth nothing to God.
No matter how correct your theology is or flawless your morality is, if you are indifferent to other people, it shows that you are indifferent to God.
Please, do not let duty and religious reputation become elevated in importance beyond genuine love and compassion for others.
Now when you are repentant, you acknowledge your sin and turn from it; you are the object of Jesus’ call. If you are a self-righteous person, Jesus does not call you to salvation, for He said “…for I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”
Christ’s teaching is very clear: the person who believes they are spiritually safe without Him has no part in His kingdom. If you will not recognize you are lost, He cannot seek and save you.
Please, re-examine your heart concerning salvation before it’s too late.
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The Lord bless you,
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