TOPIC: HOW TO APPEAR BEFORE THE LORD
"Celebrate the Festival of Tabernacles for seven days after you have gathered the produce of your threshing floor and your winepress. Be joyful at your festival—you, your sons and daughters, your male and female servants, and the Levites, the foreigners, the fatherless and the widows who live in your towns. For seven days celebrate the festival to the Lord your God at the place the Lord will choose. For the Lord your God will bless you in all your harvest and in all the work of your hands, and your joy will be complete.
Three times a year all your men must appear before the Lord your God at the place he will choose: at the Festival of Unleavened Bread, the Festival of Weeks and the Festival of Tabernacles. No one should appear before the Lord empty-handed: Each of you must bring a gift in proportion to the way the Lord your God has blessed you.
Appoint judges and officials for each of your tribes in every town the Lord your God is giving you, and they shall judge the people fairly. Do not pervert justice or show partiality. Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and twists the words of the innocent. Follow justice and justice alone, so that you may live and possess the land the Lord your God is giving you. Do not set up any wooden Asherah pole beside the altar you build to the Lord your God, and do not erect a sacred stone, for these the Lord your God hates.”
When we appear before the Lord we needn’t come empty-handed, this is gospel truth many pastor don’t want to talk about due to greediness on the part of false teachers of Christ. It seems anyone who talks about it want to take advantage of his congregation to enrich himself. God said, "Each of you must bring a gift in proportion to the way the Lord your God has blessed you. It is not about bringing something huge or not but again "in proportion to the way the Lord your God has blessed you”.
Prayer:-pray for Christianity today
pray for the repentance of other religious bodies
pray and lay before the Lord your heart desires
What to meditate on:
What is bribe and must Christians give or accept it?