Ezekiel 43:27, “And when these days are expired, it shall be, that upon the eighth day, and so forward, the priests shall make your burnt offerings upon the altar, and your peace offerings; and I will accept you, saith the Lord God.”
This passage tells about God instructing the people on what they need to do and the sacrifices and offerings that they need to make. It ends with God saying that if the people do this, he will accept them. This is the phrase I want to focus on. “I will accept you, saith the Lord God.”
I don’t know about you, but I want my life to be acceptable in the eyes of God. One of the greatest fears I have in my life is that I would disappoint the God who saved me from an eternity in Hell. I want to do everything that I can to live a life that is acceptable to the Lord.
This requires obedience. How can we expect to please someone if we want to do as they have instructed us to? As stated in this passage, we must also be willing to sacrifice to the Lord. Now, we do not do sacrifices like they did in the Old Testament, but there are still things that we must sacrifice in order to serve God. We must sacrifice our own will and desires for our life. In reality though, this is not a sacrifice. We are giving up something less for something greater in serving God.
It all really boils down to this question, “Do we love God enough to obey Him?” If the answer is yes, we should have no issues giving God 100%. Doing this would make us acceptable in His sight. I pray this is your goal today.