God Wants Thoughtful Concern
“Never sacrifice sick or defective… [animals] to the Lord…; He detests such gifts” (Deut 17:1, NLT). “‘But… you have shown contempt by offering defiled sacrifices on my altar… when you give blind…, [crippled and diseased] animals as sacrifices…. How I wish one of you would shut the Temple doors so that these worthless sacrifices could not be offered! I am not pleased with you…, and I will not accept your offerings. …My name is honored by people of other nations from morning till night. All around the world they offer sweet incense and pure offerings in honor of my name. For My name is great among the nations,’ says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies” (Mal 1:6-8, & 10-11, NLT). “…The heavenly Father… has no favorites. He will judge or reward you according to what you do. So… live in reverent fear of Him…” (1 Pet 1:17; Rev 22:12, NLT).
Bro. Graham F. Watts, Sr.