Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Daily Fountain 2017 - Excellent Sacrifice







Wednesday May 10

Bible Reading:     Gen. 4: 1 - 12
Topic:         Excellent Sacrifice

Today, we see the way Cain and Abel brought their individual sacrifice to the Lord but God accepted the sacrifice of Abel and did not accept that of Cain.

Heb. 11: 4 tells us that Abel offered a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain.

The offering that Abel gave to the Lord is evidence of the fact that he was a righteous man.

Sacrifices that God does not accept include: those that are not brought with a cheerful and willing heart, products of unrighteousness like stolen money, money made by fraudulent means or ungodly lifestyles e.t.c. God is not pleased with these sacrifices and does not accept them.

If you want to offer an excellent sacrifice which God will honour, then
1.      You must First give your life to Christ Jesus as your primary gift and become a child of God.

2.      Secondly you must determine to obey His Commandments and live righteously because 1 Sam. 15: 22 enjoins us that to obey is better than to sacrifice.

No wonder Rom. 12: 1 enjoins us to present our bodies a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God for this is the proper way to worship Him.

Prayer:

Dear Father in Heaven, please incline my heart to offer my members to you as an instrument of righteousness. Help me to willingly and cheerfully offer my sacrifices to You, through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen

Memory Verse:   Gen. 4: 7

"If thou doest well, shall thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at thy door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shall rule over him"

Source:     The Daily Fountain
(The Daily Devotional Guide of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion)

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