Thursday, 7 February 2019
Jeremiah 7:22 For in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, I did not speak to your fathers or command them concerning burnt offerings and sacrifices.
Now this is a tough one to swallow, given that the early pages of the Bible are stuffed with regulations and commands about sacrifices and burn offerings. Whart it means is a question of priority. The people were to offer sacrifices only because they were in relationship with God, not in order to get there. God's first words to the people in Egypt were, "I will you out" not "Offer sacrifice". So today: God is not concerned about our offerings, tithes or gifts - necessary though these are for the flow of funds in the kingdom - He is concerned to know us.