Ever wonder what God wants from you? Ever ask, “What is God’s will for me?” While there are obviously many possible answers to these questions, we shouldn’t overlook the answers that are clearly spelled out for us.
One such example is in Psalm 50. In that passage, God is telling the writer that while He has no problem with man’s sacrifices, He really has no need of them. Listen as God puts it into perspective for us, “I have no need of a bull from your stall or of goats from your pens, for every animal of the forest is mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills. I know every bird in the mountains, and the insects in the fields are mine. If I were hungry I would not tell you, for the world is mine, and all that is in it.” (50:9-12)
Talk about not knowing what to give the Guy who has everything! So, what is it that mere men can take to God that pleases Him? Great question, glad you asked! More importantly, God is happy to answer.
“Sacrifice thank offerings to God, fulfill your vows to the Most High, and call on me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me.” (50:14-15).
What does God desire from His children? That we express our thanks to Him, and that we call on Him (and not others or ourselves) during our trouble. When we thank Him, we honor Him (50:23), and when we call on Him, He delights to deliver us.
I can attest that little brings an earthly father more pleasure than to come to the aid of his children, and to be thanked for his care and provision. Want to honor God today? Call on Him and thank Him. –Dave
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