Tuesday, May 30, 2017

sacrifice costs

But the king said to Araunah, “No, but I will buy it from you for a price. I will not offer burnt offerings to the Lord my God that cost me nothing.” So David bought the threshing floor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver.
2 Samuel 24:24

King David in repentance
came to the Lord in obedience
sorry for his pride and arrogance
he took responsibility for sin's consequence
and at the threshing floor
came to God offering more
sacrifices for his sin
ready to be restored again

But he would not come for free
to offer to God what costed nothing
but paid the price for beasts and place
and with solemn repentance on his face
offered to the Lord what cost him much
because the nation suffered for such
sin had a price so high
that a costly sacrifice must die

Sacrifices can't be free
they must be felt, you see
and giving back to God what we feel
will make commitment and repentance real
you don't sacrifice what costs nothing
for you must honor the sacrifice of the King
The Father gave it all away for us
so we could spend forever with Jesus

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