Still, I understand the satisfaction that a favorite hot drink brings on a cool day. It’s the reason people carry cardboard sleeved white cups onto soccer fields, through supermarkets and into church services.
I watch my caffeine-adoring friends take that first sip and see their enjoyment.
Well, God has “Starbucks moments” too. Seriously.
But instead of our coffee grounds, it’s our gifts… the gifts we give in His name.
When Noah offered sacrifices, God smelled the “pleasing aroma.” 39 times in the Old Testament burnt sacrifices were described as being nichowach to God: soothing, quieting, pleasant.
This pleasing aroma was not just a reaction to burnt cows on the altar. It applies to financial gifts today. Paul describes the cash gifts of the Philippians as “a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God.” (Philippians 4:18)
So what about your gifts? Do they have this effect on God? Are they pleasing to him? How can we be sure?
There are scriptural insights that can help us know we’re bringing a smile to His face.
Grab some coffee and a Plastic Donut and enjoy the discovery!Tweet