Old Testament pizza!

August 26th, 2013 by derekthecleric

“You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it; you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings.” (Psalm 51:16 NIVUK) “Old Testament pizza” – that’s what we call it in our house when someone (almost always, Derek) is late for dinner. It’s a reference to the fact that, in previous times, God’s people brought burnt-offerings to try and appease the Almighty. They adhered slavishly to a system of pretty heavy rules and regulations, ritualistic observance of festivals and sacrifices, in order to try and cover over their sins and win the LORD’s approval. Thankfully, in this verse from Psalm 51, King David acknowledges the limitations of such a means of worship, recognising that to gain access to the King of all kings, God Himself, is a much simpler and great deal more personal process. Hold that thought, for we shall develop it further tomorrow!

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