THE REWARD OF SACRIFICING TO GOD
There is a great reward in sacrificing to God. Sacrificing to God is the most important service of every true Christian to God. The reward of such service of a true Christian is endless. It does not matter how far back we will go into the Old Testament or how forward we will go into the New Testament, those that worship God in truth and in spirit make sacrifices.
AS POINTED BY SCRIPTURE
Sacrifices are so essential to Christianity that there is no Christian faith without sacrifices. If we take a critical study of the passage in Deuteronomy 16:16-17 and Malachi 3:10-12, which says “16: Three times a year all your men must appear before the LORD your God at the place he will choose: at the Festival of Unleavened Bread, the Festival of Weeks and the Festival of Tabernacles. No one should appear before the LORD empty-handed: 17: Each of you must bring a gift in proportion to the way the LORD your God has blessed you”
And in Malachi 3:10-12 God said “10 bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it. 11 I will prevent pests from devouring your crops, and the vines in your fields will not drop their fruit before it is ripe,” says the Lord Almighty. 12 “Then all the nations will call you blessed, for yours will be a delightful land,” says the Lord Almighty”.
We will observe from the passage above that, in all the gathering of the children of God, only one thing is common to all which is sacrificing to God according to the blessings of God in their lives.
TYPE OF SACRIFICE –
Sacrifice comes in a different way. It is not restricted to one particular method, form or way. Hence the bible stated it clear in Deuteronomy 16:17 …. According to the blessings of God in their lives. One can sacrifice money, another can sacrifice body, and another can sacrifice his voice according to what God has blessed them with. But you must understand that any kind of sacrifice you give, there is a reward.
It is worthy of note that, there are sacrifice with some key reward. They are outline below
- The key to receive is giving (Luke 6:38)
- The ruling key is serving (Matthew 20:26)
- The key to promotion is humility and obedient through examination, trials, and temptation. (Gen. 22:1-3)
- The key to Gods glory is dying daily(forsaking the world) (Philippian 3:14)
REASONS FOR SACRIFICE – THE REWARD OF SACRIFICING TO GOD
The above keys are the reasons why God made sacrifice essential to the Christian faith. God is always ready to bless us and when we examine ourselves, we know our heart is not at peace until we obey God according to his terms. Sacrificial living releases the peace of God into our lives. Remember this; sacrifice is the act of giving up something valued for the sake of something else regarded as more important or worthy.