Micah 6:6-7 KJV
Wherewith shall I come before the Lord, and bow myself before the high God? shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves of a year old?
 Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, or with ten thousands of rivers of oil? shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?
One question that has plagued the thoughts of most believers is what the prophet Micah poses today in the text above. A lot of us have asked and judged whether what we are presenting to Him at a certain time is ok or not.
I personally knew an internet scammer who went all out to make a good offering whenever he was in church, which he often did.
What really pleases the LORD? Many people feel liberated internally, when they finally redeem their pledges, tithes or offerings, especially when the amounts involved are substantial.
The prophet sums it all up in Micah 6:8. The LORD requires three things from you:
1. To live justly
2. To love mercy
3. To walk humbly with your God.
No wonder Jesus told the Pharisees they were hypocrites, giving tithes on everything including spices and seasonings, yet neglecting justice and mercy to fellow humans. (See Matt 23:23-29)
Yes, give to the Lord! But be more concerned about living justly, loving mercy and walking with God, because it is only in doing these that our offerings become acceptable and make sense to Him.
Have a blessed Friday.
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