Across The Preacher's Desk: Give Me Your Best!

May 28, 2020 - There are some old "Hymns of the Faith" that we rarely sing anymore. We like the "camp songs" and the "praise songs" and the songs that are newer. One of those old songs, written over a century ago is entitled simply "Our Best."

Here is how the first verse starts out: "Hear ye the Master's call Give me thy best Far be great or small That is his test."

Then, when you get into the refrain, you find these words: "Our talents may be few, These may be small. But unto Him as due Our best, Our all."

Maybe one of the reasons we don't sing songs like these often is that they seem so demanding, so challenging. When God asked the Jews to make a sacrifice to Him, he told them to bring a firstling of the flock without spot or blemish. In fact, every demand made upon the man by God suggests that God not only required the best, but He also must come first.

Can you imagine what a difference it would make if suddenly we gave God the best we have? This week would be a good start.

It's something to think about...tbp

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