Word of the Day: Psalm 50:14-15
Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving and pay your vows to the Most High; call upon Me in the day of trouble; I shall rescue you, and you will honor Me.
What God Wants
God wanted His people to thank Him (verse 14). Why? Because saying "thank you" is evidence of a healthy relationship with Him. God also wants His people to trust Him. In the latter part of verse 14, God also wanted His people to fulfill their promises. When He said He would be their faithful God, they said they would be His faithful people.
Imagine God's pain when His children got themselves into trouble and then turned away from Him to find help in other people and things. " I do not reprove you for your sacrifices, and your burnt offerings are continually before Me" (verse 8) .More than their gifts of offerings, He wanted them. God's people had forgotten to relate to Him, and He wanted them back.
He wants them to turn to Him and ask Him for His help. He is more than ready to give it.
What God wants from me is no mystery. He wants me to be continuously thankful, trusting and faithful.