Monday 21 November 2022

Devotional Tea 49: A Heart After God.

Scripture: Psalm 51:16-17 (ERV):

You don’t really want sacrifices, or I would give them to you. The sacrifice that God wants is a humble spirit. God, you will not turn away someone who comes with a humble heart and is willing to obey you. 


Religious externals may have meaning for the God-inhabited soul; for any others they are not only useless but may actually become snares, deceiving them into a false and perilous sense of security. — A. W. Tozer 
The carnal man pride him/herself on the externalities and public show of things. It is all about what people see and talk about for them. They are the modern day Pharisees, Sadducees and religious minded people. It is all about what they are doing and what people get to say or not say about them. They are all about titles and accolades. They are all about being the first to do this or do that. Their minds are lost in the here and now.

Not so the spiritually minded man. He/she, like Jonathan Edwards, has eternity stamped on His/her eyes. He sees everything in the face and value of eternity and the God who has it all together. It is not as much what people say, or not say. It is what God is saying about this, or that. 

The spiritually minded man is satisfied with the private ministry, because they know that is where God is. They know and understand the power of the public ministry is found only in the power of the private ministry. Without the private ministry the public ministry is devoid of power. 

God has to be the reason and the essence of all that we do. Here and now is not all that is to our journey. Our journey is much more than that. Like Paul says, if here and now is all, we are of all men most miserable. There is more to our journey. There is a resurrection. May we never lose sight of that.

© 2015 Akin Akinbodunse.

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