Offering of Justice: it is impossible for a person to want to live a life of justice, whilst being unjust.

It’s impossible for a person to think they can live a just life while being unjust. It’s also impossible for the offering to be unjust and still bring just results to the persons life. The offering is the witness for or against the person. Why? Because the offering represents the life of the offerer. Everything we are and do shows what exists within us. There is no point in shouting in the time of prayer, clapping hands, stomping feet; if your offering is not fair, or if your life does not please God. If your behavior is not according to His will, do not expect a positive result. If the offering makes no difference to the person, then this offering will not bring any difference from God’s part to his life. And it does no good to say, “I am just …”, if deep down you know that what was offered on the Altar and the way you live makes no difference to God or anyone.

If you want to see a difference, do something that catches God’s attention! For example: If I want something great, then my offering has to be great! If I want to change and become different, then I have to start acting differently. In doing this, my evidence of faith will be compatible with what I desire; and it will be so convincing, that even the devil will not be able to oppose it because he knows that if he tries, he will have no reason to overturn the evidence that was placed on the Altar. So your offering cannot be just anything.

Remember Cain; he was the eldest son, the best of Adam, and he could have done more, but did not. God was not pleased with him, much less what he presented as an offering. Do you know why? Because God does not accept bribery (2 Chronicles 19: 7). What I offer has to be accompanied by who I truly am. Then God will be pleased with me.

And in the process of time it came to pass that Cain brought an offering of the fruit of the ground to the Lord. Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat. And the Lord respected Abel and his offering, but He did not respect Cain and his offering.” Genesis 4: 3-5

May the God of the Bible Bless You

Bishop Bira Fonseca