A Gift

Matthew 5:23-24 “So if you are presenting your gift at the altar and remember there that your brother has something against you, 24 leave your gift there before the altar and first go and be reconciled to your brother. Then come and offer your gift.

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The altar is the meeting place where God and man come together. A gift at the altar means proceeding to worship God, bring an offering of money, prayer, sacrifice, or any interaction we can possibly engage in with God at the altar.
Its like how can you ride a bicycle with a flat tire? In other words we are not sincere going to the altar knowing someone has issue with us. We must attempt to correct any problems that someone has with us if we expect God to meet us at the alter
We can’t be responsible if they continue to hold on to their issues, but we are responsible to make the attempt. Unfortunately that person becomes God’s responsibility at that point.
Notice the word reconcile, it means to change their mind, or renew your relationship with them.
We are brothers and sisters with this world even though all are not Christians. Especially with our fellow Christians, we need to remember God Loved us with His Son Jesus. So we should love one another in the same way, even the world as God does.
We can see from Jesus here that when we worship God we take only our best with us. Like truthfulness, honesty, love, humility, and thankfulness, to name a few. Then we should realize who is really offering the gift.

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