Second best isn’t good enough
v.6b If I am a father, where is the honour due to me?
The sacrificial system was central to Israel’s religion and its demands were well known to the people of that time, and yet they brought unacceptable sick or injured animals and the priests connived with them.
Because of Jesus’ sacrifice of himself, the Old Testament sacrificial system is no longer relevant for us. This does not mean, however, that the lifestyle to which we are called by Jesus is something that we can circumvent whenever it is convenient for us. How can we honour Jesus with our lives if we do not sincerely seek to do what we know is right in his eyes?
Help me, Lord, to be honest with myself and understand the true motives for my actions. May I never settle for second best when faced with all that you have done for me. Amen