To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.
~ Proverbs 21:3
What does it mean to do “right and just” in God’s eyes? As believers, we must have a passion to please God in our love, devotion, praise, lifestyle, and be willing to offer our bodies as living sacrifices to Him. We are not to conform to the ways of the world but must be different because we have been renewed and transformed by the shed-blood of Jesus. God desires our mercy on the lost more than He wants our sacrifices. If we offer our time, talents, worship, and our offerings to Him, they are unacceptable if we are not living according to His Word. Verse 27a says, “The sacrifice of the wicked is detestable.” To do what is “right and just” is more than going to church on Sundays, or offering our time and talents to Him. It is living according to His will, supporting righteousness, and taking a stand against evil and every perverse form of wickedness. We are to imitate Christ by following Him, serving Him, and living by and being filled with the Spirit. This is what is acceptable and pleasing to God.
Father: Thank You for Your Word that teaches me how to live. Show me the areas of my life that aren’t pleasing to You, and help me put them aside. It is Your will I want to know and none other. What an honor it is to imitate Your sinless life and follow after You. As I strive for righteousness may You be glorified in all that I say and do. In Jesus Name, Amen.
CHICKEN ENCHILADA SOUP
1 small onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, chopped
2 tablespoon olive oil
½ teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 ½ cups water
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 (4-ounce) can chopped green chilies
2 cups chicken breast, cooked and shredded
1 can (14-ounce) can beef broth
1 can (14-ounce) can chicken broth
1 can (10 ¾-ounce) can cream of chicken soup
6 flour tortillas
3 cups grated Cheddar cheese
Sauté onion and garlic in olive oil. Add all ingredients, except tortillas and cheese, and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer one hour. Cut tortillas into ½ inch strips; add them and cheese to soup. Simmer uncovered 10 minutes. Serve.