An Offering of Spices

My thoughts yesterday morning…

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others.” -Matthew 23:23

Jesus rebuked the scribes and Pharisees for their tithing. They were giving convenient things, cheap things, like herbs and spices. They were neglecting things that cost them something–justice, mercy, and faithfulness.

Am I only giving what’s easy for me? What am I holding back?

These are the categories I wrote in my journal (yes, another journal picture)…

journal

Offering of spices:

Offering of faithfulness, mercy, justice:

You see how far I’ve come in thinking about this? Nada.

Show me, Lord, where I’m too comfortable. Where I’m offering You only spices. Move in my heart and make me aware of the weightier matters of giving. What am I holding back? All I have is Yours.

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