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OFFERING A VIRTUOUS SACRIFICE TO THE LORD
The primary motive of offering sacrifices must always be focused on the Lord, not on self. Sacrifices must be an expression of our deep gratitude to God and they must be acts of thanksgiving for His generosity and kindness shown to us. It is not done to gain favours but simply to praise and thank Him and glorify His name
ATTACHMENT IS THE CAUSE OF SADNESS
Giving up for the poor is to make room for Jesus to fill our hearts with His joy. Giving up our sins is only to permit Jesus to be master of our lives. Giving up faith in justification through the laws is to allow the grace of God to work in and through us. Following Jesus is much easier when we surrender all our attachments to Him.
Best Practices for Using the Daily Scripture Reflections
- Encounter God through the spirit of prayer and the scripture by reflecting and praying the Word of God daily. The purpose is to bring you to prayer and to a deeper union with the Lord on the level of the heart.
- Daily reflections when archived will lead many to accumulate all the reflections of the week and pray in one sitting. This will compromise your capacity to enter deeply into the Word of God, as the tendency is to read for knowledge rather than a prayerful reading of the Word for the purpose of developing a personal and affective relationship with the Lord.
- It is more important to pray deeply, not read widely. The current reflections of the day would be more than sufficient for anyone who wants to pray deeply and be led into an intimacy with the Lord.
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