Sacrificios Que Dios Requiere

As part of Spanish School, every student is required to give a devotion in Spanish to the whole Spanish School. Today was my turn, so I thought I would post what I shared in Spanish this morning. Yesterday I decided I want to speak on Micah 6:8, but I wasn’t sure what exactly to say about these verses. Then, I remembered that in college, I wrote a paper on Micah 6:1-8 for my Minor Prophets class. ¬†While this was not a devotional paper (it was 19 pages long with tons of footnotes and was mainly about the history and context of the passage), I was still able to use it as inspiration for my talk. ¬†In my paper, I made the conclusion that in this passage, Micah is saying that God does not require grand sacrifices–instead he asks only for us to do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly before him. ¬†And that’s what I shared today:

6¬ŅC√≥mo podr√© acercarme al
y postrarme ante el Dios Altísimo?
¬ŅPodr√© presentarme con holocaustos
o con becerros de un a√Īo?
7¬ŅSe complacer√° el¬†Se√Īor¬†con miles de carneros,
o con diez mil arroyos de aceite?
¬ŅOfrecer√© a mi primog√©nito por mi delito,
al fruto de mis entra√Īas por mi pecado?
8¬°Ya se te ha declarado lo que es bueno!
Ya se te ha dicho lo que de ti espera el¬†Se√Īor¬†:
Practicar la justicia,
amar la misericordia,
y humillarte ante tu Dios.
          Miqueas 6:6-8
Estos vers√≠culos hacen la pregunta y responden a la pregunta: ¬ŅQu√© sacrificios requiere Dios? ¬†Miqueas habla de sacrificios grandiosos, como holocaustos de becerros o diez mil arroyos de aceite. ¬†Hoy, no sacrificamos animales, porque Jes√ļcristo, se sacrific√≥ por nosotros. ¬†En nuestras vidas, sin embargo, todav√≠a necesitamos hacer sacrificios. ¬†A veces pensamos que tenemos que hacer sacrificios grandiosos, excepto nuestros sacrificios grandiosos son diferentes de los sacrificios del Antiguo Testamento. ¬†Quiz√°s estos sacrificios son dejar casa, mover a un nuevo pa√≠s, o vivir en una tierra desconocida. ¬†Estos sacrifcios son buenos, pero no son los que Dios requiere. ¬†Miqueas dice en el √ļltimo vers√≠culo, los tres cosas que Dios dice que son buenos:
Practicar la justicia,
Amar la misericordia,
y Humillarse ante tu Dios.
Estos requisitos, estos sacrificios son difíciles, pero son todo lo que Dios requiere. ¡Gracias a Dios!
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2 thoughts on “Sacrificios Que Dios Requiere

  1. lakesidegirl says:

    Thanks Julie! I miss you too. I come home in less than 4 weeks! I’ll come back here to Mexico in January, but I’m excited to be home for Christmas!

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