2 Samuel 24:24 – True Sacrifice

I’m back! The last three weeks are the busiest of my year. Two weeks of training our new summer staff, and week one of camp.

Today’s Reading: 2 Samuel 23:24‐24:25, Acts 3:1‐26, Psalm 123:1‐4, Proverbs 16:21‐23

2 Samuel 24:24 But the king said to Araunah, “No, but I will buy it from you for a price. I will not offer burnt offerings to the LORD my God that cost me nothing.” So David bought the threshing floor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver.

Observations:

  • The field was offered to David as a gift
  • David insists on paying for the field
  • David wants his offering to the Lord to cost him something

I serve in an incredible ministry. My desire is that each day is an offering to the Lord. I also truly enjoy what I do. In many ways, I think I would pay to do it. How do I live sacrificially in this context? I don’t have to pay to be part of camp. In many ways, I get to be part of camp.

Apply: I want to look for ways that I can “pay a price” in my ministry. I want to serve sacrificially.

How can you pay a price for your offering today?

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