Matthew 9:13 But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy and not sacrifice.’ For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.” (NKJV)Jesus commanded the prideful, religious hypocrites to “go and learn” what this means: “I desire mercy not sacrifice”. For those of us guilty of pride or hypocrisy at times, perhaps we should go and learn this too.First, it helps to put the statement into modern context. We would be more likely to understand if it were stated, “I desire mercy over acts of religion”. But wait! Doesn’t Jesus desire, even command us to do certain “religious” things? At the time Jesus spoke these words, wasn’t it God’s law that the Jews sacrifice (a religious practice of giving [...]
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Psalm 63:5 My soul will feast and be satisfied, and I will sing glad songs of praise to you. (GNB) Many people have ask if I have certain guidelines I use for prayer and study. Today l will share with you a practical method I use that will help you enrich your prayer time with God. We’ll look at Bible study tomorrow. Having plan is important, but first, let’s make sure we have the right focus. There’s a common tease that kids engage in when they are told by their parents to “quit touching your sister”. This usually occurs while in the car on a trip somewhere and the children pester each other until they get angry. After being told to quit, one child will [...]