I desire mercy, not sacrifice. Matthew 12:7b

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

Romans 8:28

Spirit led God inspired Christ fed

The Son of Man Proves

A field of grain

Heads of Truth

Disciples eating

Christ as proof

David ate

Offering’s bread

Sabbath wrong

Innocents dread

I desire mercy

Know His reason

Not sacrifice

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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About Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins

My name is Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins. I first recognize Christ as my Savior in all things. I am married to my best friend and Soul-Mate in Christ, Antonia Cruz-Wiggins. I am a University of Florida graduate of Public Relations, a US Navy Veteran and a Montessori Elementary School Teacher. I love life and God's help of living it! I follow the Light of Christ in everything I do! I love writing poetry about the Lord and I create a new poem from each Scripture I discern in my daily mediations. You can almost follow the poem by looking at the readings for each day. I started sharing this small yet personal scripture study four years ago when one day I was reading the bible and the Holy Spirit moved me to share the verse with a group of about 40 Christian Men in my Emmaus Ministry who get together weekly to celebrate the Lord and talk about His Truth. Since then the number of people I share my study with has grown to over 650. I enjoy an open loving dialog about anything I write and I have strived to write what I know the Lord wants me to share steering clear of offending anyone’s spiritual beliefs because I share my work with people I meet in public when I strike up a conversation about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It took almost 2 years to begin writing what the Holy Spirit leads me to say. I believe that all Christians must unite as One Body of Christ’s Love to accomplish the joy of living with love, honor and respect. I reach out to Humanity to share His Salvation be it Baptist, Catholic, Protestant, Episcopal or any other religion or belief. I seek to mirror His Compassion, His Simpleness, His Charity and His Love. While I am Catholic, I believe we must all unite in the Lord to become One Body in Christ to bring our children back to The Church. I am humbled to share my study with you. Please feel free to comment any time. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is my Joy because I am a Disciple of His Truth. I am honored to share my Bible study with anyone you may recommend. As always, I remain, Yours in Christ, Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
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