Monday, July 24, 2006

To Obey Is Better Than Sacrifice

Coming soon on the blog will be a book review on Soul Survivor by Philip Yancey (hombre to the left). In short it’s well worth reading. And also worth checking up a bit bout the hombre either googling him or on this site. More on the book review in a later entry.

One of the things that came out of the experience was a desire to record the key points in my own spiritual development. This is ironic as I’ve been on a buzz about journeys of faith and a teaching series on it is in the gestation stages of my mind at present. So with all this in mind, I present Keith Green (photo above). Check this site to find a bit more about him, read this to see how the brother conveys his beliefs and especially see if you can get his biography. I’ll also note down how he’s been such a key influence on my life in a future blog.

The deal is though that I’ve been so taken with one of his songs lately that I thought I’d just reprint the lyrics on this blog for you to contemplate and consider. It gives a good idea how the man’s been an inspiration, but I don’t want to spoil the series to come!

Look out also for more in the Thank God for … series among other stuff.

4 His Name’s Sake
da man cd
To Obey Is Better Than Sacrifice
Written by Keith Green

(1 Sam 15:22; Matt 10:24, 25; Luke 14:26- 33; Romans 12:1, 2 – CD Script Refs)
To obey is better than sacrifice,
I don't need your money, I want your life.
And I hear you say that I'm coming back soon,
But you act like I'll never return.

Well you speak of grace and my love so sweet,
How you thrive on milk, but reject my meat,
And I can't help weeping of how it will be,
If you keep on ignoring my words.

Well you pray to prosper and succeed,
But your flesh is something I just can't feed.

To obey is better than sacrifice.
I want more than Sunday and Wednesday nights,
Cause if you can't come to me every day,
Then don't bother coming at all.

To obey is better than sacrifice.
I want hearts of fire, not your prayers of ice.
And I'm coming quickly, to give back to you,
According to what you have done,
According to what you have done,
According to what you have done.

© Copyright of the song and lyrics belong to the Sparrow Corporation

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