“How can we make up to you for what we’ve done?” you ask. “Shall we bow before the Lord with offerings of yearling calves?” Oh no!
For if you offered Him thousands of rams and ten thousand of rivers of olive oil—would that please Him? Would he be satisfied? If you sacrificed your oldest child, would that make Him glad? Then would He forgive your sins? Of course not!
No, He has told you what he wants, and this is all it is: to be fair, just, merciful, and to walk humbly with your God.
Micah 6:6-8 (TLB)
When one considers all that people do to appease their “gods” and that the true and living God offers full and free salvation to all who will believe on Jesus, it is a shame that they don’t what they could have in Him.
The question was asked, “How can we make it up to God for what we have done?” That always seems to be the question and it is asked in so many different ways. People ask how that they can pay the price to be saved when the answer is, there is nothing that man can do to be worthy of forgiveness. Why? Because the price has already been paid through the death of Christ on the Cross. Would it suffice if one offered the best lambs? Would it be enough if one sacrificed one’s firstborn son? Maybe ten thousand gallons of pure olive oil for the making of the anointing oil? Or if one offered one’s self to be burnt at a stake? Would any of that suffice to find forgiveness and peace with God? NO! There is only one sacrifice that will do and that sacrifice had already been offered.
Walk Humbly with God
If one believes in the offering of the Lord and has received Jesus Christ as one’s personal Savior, he doesn’t need to run around all his life trying to improve on it. Just be what should come naturally for a supernaturally born believer: be fair, just, merciful and walk humbly with God. If we allow the Holy Spirit to direct our lives, we will please the Lord and we will be blessed and that beyond measure. Remember, Jesus came to give life and to give it more abundantly, and we can have that life when we fully trust in Him. Ask the Lord to show you how and live the blessed life in Christ. Amen, amen and amen.