Lazaroo – Saturday, June 5, 2010

Jun 05, 2010 I Lazaroo.

Pray the words of this Lazaroo aloud, in stunned sorrow:

“It is you, O priests, who show contempt for my name.”
(Malachi 1:6)

This is hard to fathom, Jesus.

Why would people who have dedicated their whole lives to You

who have accepted the holy office to which You have called them
who have wholeheartedly immersed themselves in Your Word
who have sworn allegiance to You and You alone

ever show contempt for the holy Name of the One they have promised to serve?

They wouldn’t.

These men were priests in name only.

They may have worn the outer clothing of priests, but they’re words and actions

revealed them to be imposters.

This outrage continues today.

LORD, deliver me from false teachers who call themselves

church leaders

who don’t know You
who wouldn’t know a Biblical truth if it hit them in the face

which it will.

1 Kings 13:7-30; 2 Kings 18:25; Jeremiah 23:25-40; Ezekiel 34:2-11; Zechariah 10:2-3; Matthew 23:2-3; Matthew 3:7-8; Matthew 16:5-12; Matthew 23:13-15

What is Lazaroo?

Take Me Deeper

Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. NIV®. Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.

2 responses so far.

  1. Lady B Says:

    Yes Sam, I agreed totally with you. I too am guility of offering God half-witted sacrifices thinking that it’s okay. But really who am I really fooling! A true sacrifice come from a repent heart and is willing always to give God your best. Not something that we have thrown together just to make ourselves feel good. God gave us his best by giving us his son Jesus. We as the Body of Christ sometimes can be consider slow learners.The story of Cain and Able proves what God will accept /not accept as true sacrifices
    when comes to making a sincere offering to our Lord.

  2. Sam Says:

    After reading the entire passage, I started to wonder. In ways, we are all called to be priests, to offer up to God. Are we not showing contempt for His name when our ‘sacrifices’ are half-baked, when we say we believe, then try to do things OUR way instead of HIS way? Our broken human condition makes it so hard not to show contempt for God – we have to constantly fight the urge to reject His leadership in favor of trying to go it alone, offering up our half-witted ‘sacrifices’ and begging to be blessed for them. Call me guilty – for I am. Forgive me Lord, and please show me how to offer up the sacrifices that will honor YOU.

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