I shall offer what I have left
It’s only fitting because I’m kept
By obligations, many you see
As long as I do something, it’s generosity,
Our God is an Almighty God who sees and knows everything that we do. When we are presenting our offerings to God, these offerings have to be genuine and from the heart. Whether these offerings are monetary, material possessions, or in the form for edible consumption, they have to be wholly and intentionally given from our hearts. For example, if an individual receives a re-gifted item for Christmas and later on discovers that the item was a “hand-me-down”, that individual would obviously feel disappointed and quite frankly, insulted. The reason why is because that individual was not cherished or considered as important. Rather, he or she is regarded as “second-hand” or unimportant. We must not act that way, especially towards our Heavenly Father. Deuteronomy 15:21 states:
“And if there be any blemish therein, as if it be lame, or blind, or have any ill blemish, thou shalt not sacrifice unto the Lord thy God.”
Any gift or offering that has been used, tainted, or previously possessed must not be bestowed towards God. God can never be looked down on, degraded, or insulted. He must also not be ignored or put away to the side for a later time. For everything that He has done for us, we have to give back to God every day. So, take some time to reflect upon yourselves and what you can offer for God. He will always be there for His children through the good and the bad.
May God Bless You All ~
About American University of Health Sciences
AUHS is a Christian based, minority-serving university, which educates students for careers in the healthcare professions. AUHS emphasizes the values of faith in God, love of humankind, and belief that all people have a right to healthcare and deserve a good quality of life based on the wellness of body, mind, and spirit. The university celebrates diversity and reaches out to groups currently underrepresented in healthcare and research. AUHS provides the undergraduate and graduate curriculum, hands-on practical training and supportive environment required to create competent and compassionate healthcare professionals.
American University of Health Sciences is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001.