Tag Archive | sacrifice

1 John 3:16

We know love by this, that He laid down His life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
1 John 3:16 NASB

🌹Jesus, You have called me friend, making known to me all that You have heard from Your Father. You showed me Your love by laying down Your life long before I existed, way back on Calvary. Today You still extend that love for me, your sheep, as my good Shepherd. You are the good shepherd, and You know Your own and Your own know You.
Lord Jesus, lead me in Your footsteps to impart the gospel and also be willing to be poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrifice and service of others in the faith, so I can rejoice and share my joy with all. For Your kingdom and Your glory I pray, amen.
John 15:15/John 15:13‭/John 10:11/John 10:14/1 Thessalonians 2:8/Philippians 2:17 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

1 John 3:1

See how great a love (what kind of love) the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called children of God; and such we are. For this reason the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.
1 John 3:1 NASB

🌹God, what an honor it is to be called Your child. How great Your love for me Father that You gave Your only begotten Son. This love given, not because I loved You, God, but because You loved me and sent Jesus to be the propitiation for my sin. It was nothing I did but what You have done, Father. And the blessing to know that I will not perish but have eternal life and have received Jesus making me Your child!! What greater blessing could I ask? And added to this is the assurance of the Holy Spirit who testifies with my spirit that I am Your child. Praise and glory to Your name my Abba Father. In Jesus name I pray, amen.
John 3:16/1 John 4:10‭/John 1:12/Romans 8:16 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

1 John 2:2

and He Himself (Jesus) is the propitiation (or satisfaction) for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world.
1 John 2:2 NASB

🌹God, You are a God of love and reconciliation. You displayed publicly before the eyes of the world, Jesus, as a life-giving sacrifice of atonement and reconciliation by His blood and all can receive this salvation through faith. This was to demonstrate His righteousness which demands punishment for sin. Therefore, Jesus had to be made like His brethren in all things, so that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. Thank You, God, for making a way, under the new covenant, so the perfection and sacrifice of Christ will cover (atone for) the imperfection and sin of those who identified with Him and accepted Him as Savior. Make my life worthy of the sacrifice You made on my behalf, Lord God, I pray. In Jesus name, amen.
Romans 3:25/Hebrews 2:17 NASBGod, You are a God of love and reconciliation. You displayed publicly before the eyes of the world, Jesus, as a life-giving sacrifice of atonement and reconciliation by His blood and aIl can receive this salvation through faith. This was to demonstrate His righteousness which demands punishment for sin. Therefore, Jesus had to be made like His brethren in all things, so that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. Thank You, God, for making a way, under the new covenant, so the perfection and sacrifice of Christ will cover (atone for) the imperfection and sin of those who identified with Him and accepted Him as Savior. Make my life worthy of the sacrifice You made on my behalf, Lord God, I pray. In Jesus name, amen.
Romans 3:25/Hebrews 2:17 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

To Obey Is Better Than Sacrifice

Now the Philistines assembled to fight with Israel, 30,000 chariots and 6,000 horsemen, and people like the sand which is on the seashore in abundance; and they came up and camped in Michmash, east of Beth-aven. When the men of Israel saw that they were in a strait (for the people were hard-pressed), then the people hid themselves in caves, in thickets, in cliffs, in cellars, and in pits. Also some of the Hebrews crossed the Jordan into the land of Gad and Gilead. But as for Saul, he was still in Gilgal, and all the people followed him trembling.

Now he waited seven days, according to the appointed time set by Samuel, but Samuel did not come to Gilgal; and the people were scattering from him. So Saul said, “Bring to me the burnt offering and the peace offerings.” And he offered the burnt offering. As soon as he finished offering the burnt offering, behold, Samuel came; and Saul went out to meet him and to greet him. But Samuel said, “What have you done?” And Saul said, “Because I saw that the people were scattering from me, and that you did not come within the appointed days, and that the Philistines were assembling at Michmash, therefore I said, ‘Now the Philistines will come down against me at Gilgal, and I have not asked the favor of the Lord.’ So I forced myself and offered the burnt offering.” 

Samuel said to Saul, “You have acted foolishly; you have not kept the commandment of the Lord your God, which He commanded you, for now the Lord would have established your kingdom over Israel forever. But now your kingdom shall not endure. The Lord has sought out for Himself a man after His own heart, and the Lord has appointed him as ruler over His people, because you have not kept what the Lord commanded you.”

1 Samuel 13:5‭-‬14 NASB

Do we allow our impatience and anxiousness to turn us to disobey God?

🌹Samuel said, “Has the Lord as much delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices As in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, And to heed than the fat of rams.
1 Samuel 15:22 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

Philippians 4:15-20

You yourselves also know, Philippians, that at the first preaching of the gospel, after I left Macedonia, no church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving but you alone; for even in Thessalonica you sent a gift more than once for my needs. Not that I seek the gift itself, but I seek for the profit (fruit) which increases to your account. But I have received everything in full and have an abundance; I am amply supplied, having received from Epaphroditus what you have sent, a fragrant aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well-pleasing to God. And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Now to our God and Father be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

Philippians 4:15‭-‬20 NASB

God of the gospel truth of my Savior Jesus Christ, thanks be to You, who always leads me in triumph in Christ, and manifests through me the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place. You have made me a fragrance of Christ to You, God, among those who are being saved, an aroma from life to life; and among those who are perishing, an aroma from death to death.
May I be found adequate and speak in sincerety as from God, not corrupting the word of God, but speak in Christ in the sight of God.
Lord, I trust and believe You are able to do far more abundantly beyond all that I could ask or think, according to the power that works within me through Your Holy Spirit so I ask You to make all grace abound to me, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, I may have an abundance for every good deed leading to the proclamation of the gospel. Jesus, through You I have received the gospel, not of my doing so I have nothing to boast of. In pure thankfulness of my undeserved salvation, may I freely share Your saving grace with urgency having been entrusted to proclaim the gospel to everyone.
I also ask that my pocketbook would be used for the spread of the gospel as You see fit. All I have is Yours for Your glory. For from You and through You and to You are all things. To You be the glory forever. Amen.
2 Corinthians 2:14‭-‬17/Ephesians 3:20/2 Corinthians 9:8/1 Corinthians 9:16-18/Romans 11:36 NASB

🌹and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.
Ephesians 5:2 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

Philippians 3:2b-3

beware of the false circumcision, for we are the true circumcision, who worship in the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh,
Philippians 3:2b – 3 NASB

Glory to Your name O God!! You are worthy of my praise and worship in the Spirit and glory of my Lord, Jesus Christ.
Your love, Father, brought the true circumcision, through the sacrifice of the Son, and the circumcision of the heart by the Holy Spirit.
God, create in me a person who does not seek the praise of man, putting no confidence in the flesh, but seek Your praise alone. This I pray in Jesus name, amen.
Romans 2:29/Galatians 6:15 NASB

🌹Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.
Galatians 5:24‭-‬25 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

Philippians 3:2a

Beware of the dogs, beware of the evil workers,
Philippians 3:2a NASB

God, my protector, my stronghold, praise and glory to Your name. I thank You for Your words of warning that can steer me away from trouble when I listen and obey.
Outside are the dogs and the sorcerers and the immoral persons and the murderers and the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices lying.
And there are some who disguise themselves as belonging to Christ but are false disciples, deceitful workers. God, I ask for discernment so that I may be protected from those who deceive. I pray I learn Your word well that false words and actions are recognizable.
And Lord I pray Your church will not bite or devour one another, taking care not to be consumed by one another.
Jesus, You were surrounded by dogs; a band of evildoers encompassed You; they pierced Your hands and feet. Jesus, by Your sacrifice my soul is delivered from the sword, my life from the power of the dog. I am eternally grateful for my salvation. Thank You, Jesus in whose name I pray, amen.
Revelation 22:15/2 Corinthians 11:13/Galatians 5:15/Psalms 22:16‭, ‬20 NASB

Is Your soul protected from the dogs? If not, it is time to surrender your soul to the only one who can save you from the dogs.

🌹“I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star.” The Spirit and the bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wishes take the water of life without cost.
Revelation 22:16‭-‬17 NASB
Here is a promise if you have surrendered your soul to Jesus Christ:

🌹The Lord will protect you from all evil; He will keep your soul. The Lord will guard your going out and your coming in From this time forth and forever.
Psalms 121:7‭-‬8 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

Philippians 3:1

Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things again is no trouble to me, and it is a safeguard for you.
Philippians 3:1 NASB

THE Holy God of all wisdom and knowledge, to You I give praise unto Your name! In You I shall rejoice.
Even in the sacrifice and service of my faith I rejoice. Safeguard Your people Lord and may we never get tired of hearing Your repeated word. I pray we rejoice and share our joy with one another as we work together in the fulfillment of Your word. My Peace. My Joy. My Safeguard. In Your name pray. Amen.
Philippians 2:17‭-‬18 NASB

🌹Your word I have treasured in my heart, That I may not sin against You.
Psalms 119:10‭-‬11 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

Philippians 2:17-18

Philippians 2:17-18

But even if I am being poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice and share my joy with you all. You too, I urge you, rejoice in the same way and share your joy with me.
Philippians 2:17‭-‬18 NASB

God of my joy, I pray Your joy overflows to others through me so we may rejoice together in the service of our faith.
Lord, I pray asking for a heart that will most gladly spend and be expended for the sake of the souls of others so that the grace which is spreading to more and more people may cause the giving of thanks to abound to Your glory, God! Therefore, Lord, I ask that I will not lose heart at my tribulations on behalf of others, for they are Your glory. In Jesus name, amen.
Corinthians 12:25a/2 Corinthians 4:15/Ephesians 3:13 NASB

🌹knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
James 1:3‭-‬4 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Memorial Day

Today we remember the sacrifice of many who gave their lives so that we might live free in this land we call the United States of America.
As Americans, have we taken this freedom for granted?

As Christians around the world, do we take for granted the sacrifice of our Savior, Jesus Christ?

It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.
Galatians 5:1 NASB

For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.
Galatians 5:13 NASB

As these servicemen of the branches of the Armed Forces gave their lives for freedom out of love for their country, Jesus gave His life for all creation, the entire world.

Professing Christian, are you forsaking the sacrifice of Jesus Christ for your freedom by becoming a slave once again to the ways of the world?

🌹God, I once again surrender to You as Your bondservant, who by Your grace, I am set free. Forgive me Lord God when I use this freedom, given to me by Your sacrifice, as a covering for any kind of evil. Help me to keep standing firm on Your foundation. As a bondservant for Your namesake, I proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord! To Your glory, Jesus Christ, my Savior! Amen.
1 Peter 2:16/2 Corinthians 4:5 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon