Wig’s Word of God Today 7-15-2011
I desire mercy, not sacrifice. Matthew 12:7b
For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath. Matthew 12:8
Exodus 11:10—12:14, Psalm 116 & Matthew 12:1-8
How many times have you thought there’s a need to sacrifice yourself in order to please God? We are always willing to sacrifice something to God if we get something in return. “God, if I get this job I’ll… God if I could only be on that team I’ll… God I’ll stop drinking if You…” You know what they are: empty promises. Promises we make to God only to fall back into our ways of selfish desires of lust, flesh and money. What we want from God is neither temporary nor permanent. We want instant satisfaction from our sacrifice instead of life-altering promises to live in Truth for His Glory.
As Jesus was being scolded by the Pharisees for the Disciples eating on the Sabbath, Jesus reminded the men that God desires mercy not sacrifice recognizing the need to eat when they are hungry. Our God wants us to learn His Word and take time to share His Mercy instead of looking for something to sacrifice be it your own body’s need for nutrition, exercise, rest, or something we sacrificially give up to gain instant satisfaction from God to find sacrifice to live instead of mercy to give. How many times has God answered your prayer based on a sacrifice? How many times has He blessed you because of the mercy you live and give? Your love of loving Christ Jesus is His desired mercy.
So we ask in prayer: Dear LORD, we pray today early for the mercy to live in You for Your Glory. We pray today for people to share mercy with the needy and hope with the proud. We pray for the love Pala shared with a homeless couple yesterday in Central Florida will be continued by others who follow Your Truth of sharing faith, charity and love. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.
God Bless His Truth for America,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed“
The Son of Man Proves
A field of grain
Heads of Truth
Christ as proof
I desire mercy
Know His reason
For any season
The LORD of Sabbath
His wisdom rules
Mercy over sacrifice
The Son of Man proves
© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins July 15, 2011 @ 1:57 AM EST
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