Friday, September 9, 2011

Love, not Sacrifice

Saw this tweet while reading about the Book of Hosea for my post here last night.

It's true. That's what the Bible says.

God desires our love above all things. Love more than sacrifice.

The sacrifice comes out of the love. When there is sacrifice with no love, it's just obligation.

I know when I don't really love someone, and do something for that person. I do it because it's the right thing to do. It's almost as if it's for my own good. Definitely an obligation.

That's NOT what God wants.

He doesn't want our sacrifice when we see it as something we have to do. And, I don't want to offer a sacrifice with that mindset. I want to offer a sacrifice out of love for Him. There is a difference.

The two really do go hand-in-hand and you can't have true sacrifice without love.

Love God first (which includes obedience) and the sacrifice will follow. 

Loving God should never be a duty.

3 Comments: said...

I am trying to find an old post of yours in which , BEAU is on video and is very very funny, I bookmarked it a long time ago and would go there from time to time to laugh, I think he may have danced? I dunno but ...... I wrote you then and told you how much I appreciated that particular video, I have looked now for an hour, no luck, please share that old post/video again, I need a laugh and want to blog about it ! :)


Penny said...

Amen!! And it makes perfect sense, too. I don't want my husband giving me a back rub because he feels obligated to do so...I want him to do it because he loves me. I think we're wired like that because God wants us to see that He feels the same on that.

Mama Belle said...

Anjie ... will do. Pretty sure it's the eyebrow post. I'll re-post next week just for you. He is pretty funny.