Psalm 50

This morning in my devotion time, I was reading from Psalm 50. I was struck by the simplicity of what God wants from us:

…for all the world is mine and everything in it. I don’t need the bulls you sacrifice. I don’t need the blood of goats. What I want instead is your true thanks to God (Psalm 50:12b-14a NLT).

God’s doesn’t want your church attendance, because your presence is already his. God doesn’t desire your time, because your days are already his. God doesn’t crave you talent or ability – it’s his on loan to you. God doesn’t need your money, it’s his (though you may not know it yet). God’s not after your outward expressions of religious duty. What God really is after is your heart. The one thing in this world that he doesn’t own and the one thing in this world he can’t control is your affection for him. That what he desires. And if you give him your affection, everything else follows. When you give him your heart, you can’t help but want to give him the rest.

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