Wednesday, August 28 2019
For I desire mercy and not sacrifice, the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.
In Hosea 6, God rebukes their shallow attempt at piety. Their godliness was an empty form, a hollow shell.
"For your goodness is as a morning cloud, and as the early dew it goeth away" (Hos. 6:4).
Clouds and dew soon disappear and evaporate. So had Israel's goodness.
In place of lasting, inner character, they substituted perishing, outward burnt offerings.
In effect, God said, "I wish mercy kindness, humanity, compassion rather than external elements such as burnt offerings."
The mercy desired describes man's relationship to his fellow man. The knowledge demanded is man's relationship unto God.
So DADs...how is it with your walk?
Are you giving mercy or burnt offerings?
Do you display patience with others or shortness in your words?
Do you have a yearning and a real desire to know Him…or primarily symbolic gestures?
Are you turning to Him…or are you simply turned towards Him?
Where is your mercy?
DADs…TODAY...don’t be a “hollow shell” or a “morning cloud."
“Get in the game”…Today is game day… and so is every day…God gives you!
To follow the “Suit Up” Movement…