Without question, there is one thing God wants: for you to show up on enough Sundays that you make it to heaven; give Him just enough of your time. Or maybe it's that you throw enough money into the plate that you make it to heaven? Maybe that you believe in Him (or think about believing in Him) more of the time.
Yeah, so maybe that's not so true. It's common for us to view God in that way ("I'll give enough that I reap a reward"), but God pointed out in Micah 6 that He's interested in something else:
Does the Lord take delight in thousands of rams, in ten thousand rivers of oil?
He has told you, O man, what is good, and what does the Lord require of you?
But to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God!There is no amount of giving done that can replace a true LOVE of kindness. Not just outward acts, but being in love with your Creator; loving to have mercy on fellow man.
At least, that's IMHO.
Originally published in the CHURCH OF CHRIST Facebook group, 14 Jan, 2017, by Lucas Necessary, and then published at http://kentwest.blogspot.com/2017/01/the-following-is-written-by-lucas.html