This is one of the most reflective and radical blogs I have come across where Mike unfolds his soul and hearts desire as he struggles to live the Jesus life.As the header for The Upper Room explains …“This blog is about explorations in New Testament Christianity, theology, and living the mission of Christ here and now. This is not a spot for perfect people - those who have all the answers, where GOD is firmly placed in a box. Do you hunger for something more than just Church on Sunday? If your heart beats with the desires of the NT Church, then this is the place for you. Come into the Upper Room. Join with imperfect people and explore the wonders of walking after Jesus.” And later in his bio he shares the purpose of his life…“I'm trying to throw out all the junk that is not biblical and live a New Testament lifestyle” ~GOSh.~
IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS...
To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice. Prov 21:3
Solomon built the most ostentatious temple of all. No temple in history will match the size or grandeur of Solomon's creation in Jerusalem. Yet despite this building of magnificence, the wise king says "to do what is right is more important than sacrifice".
It is easy to get caught up in the big. It is easy to be part of something large. In fact we a pulled toward such things. But this is not where the heart of GOD is at. It is how we treat those who come in contact with us. It is how we act when no-one is looking. The sacrifice of bulls never put a smile on GOD's face, but justice and the care for others did.
I suppose the message to me, is to "go and do likewise".
Posted by Mike on June 15th.