Hello, God has given me something in 1 Chronicles 16:1 which says,
“They brought the ark of God and set it inside the tent that David had pitched for it, and they presented burnt offerings and fellowship offerings before God.
Offerings: Why did they have to present offerings? Because God required it of them. They were sinful. God could not look on sin, but He held His wrath until thousands of years later. For now they offered sacrifices, not only when something happened, but every day. They sinned every day, so they sacrificed every day. So now they sacrificed offerings because they were going to move the Ark of the Lord into the tent David had made for the Ark.
Application to our lives: What does this verse mean to us? Does it mean we should offer sacrifices whenever we celebrate, or move to a new home and move our Bibles in? No. This tells us that we are so sinful, that we would have to offer sacrifices. But we don’t, why? We are sinful enough. So why?
Gospel: We don’t have to offer sacrifices even though we are still sinful, why? Because Jesus died on the cross for us. He became sin for us and died on the cross for us. Thank You Jesus. He gave His life for us. We should be thankful. God let out His wrath on Jesus, not on us. He gave His own life for us, so that we might become the righteousness of God (2 Corinthians 5:21). Thank You for loving us all (1 John 4:10).
Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank You for giving Your only son for us. Thank You for loving us so much that You died for us. I pray that I would love You more. I pray that we would be willing to give everything because You gave everything. I pray that I would love You more, and draw close to You. I pray that I would be kind to those around me, and talk with You more. I pray that those in other placed who are suffering would rejoice in suffering, and that we would rejoice in our suffering. Thank You for giving Your life for us on the cross. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Verses and passages:
Righteousness of God, 2 Corinthians 5:21,
“God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”
Loves us all, 1 John 4:10,
“This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.”
Beginning verse, 1 Chronicles 16:1,
“They brought the ark of God and set it inside the tent that David had pitched for it, and they presented burnt offerings and fellowship offerings before God.”