Anglican Devotional 26 June 2024: A Pleasing Offering To The Lord

The Daily Fountain Devotional of the Church Of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) 26 June 2024 – A Pleasing Offering To The Lord

TOPIC: A Pleasing Offering To The Lord

READ: Genesis 8: 20-22 (NKJV)

  1. Then Noah built an altar to the LORD, and took of every clean animal and of every clean bird, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.
  2. And the LORD smelled a soothing aroma. Then the LORD said in His heart, “I will never again curse the ground for man’s sake, although the imagination of man’s heart [is] evil from his youth; nor will I again destroy every living thing as I have done.
  3. “While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, Cold and heat, Winter and summer, And day and night Shall not cease.”


After the flood when the land became dry and Noah and his household came out of the ark, God opened a new chapter for mankind through His covenant with Noah and the generations after him. The first thing Noah did was to make an altar for the Lord and offer a burnt offering as a sacrifice to the Lord. Noah did this as a responsibility and a response to the goodness of God to him and his family. He took every clean animal and of every clean bird for the sacrifice for the Lord. The Lord smelled the scent of the sacrifice and it was pleasing to Him.

Consequently, He made a new covenant with Noah and his descendants. God bound himself with a covenant with Noah and his seeds that never again would He destroy the earth with flood and that as long as the earth endures, seed time and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease. God remained faithful and committed to His covenant with man.

Beloved, by the redemptive work of God upon your life, your life must produce a good aroma to the Lord and draw many souls to the throne of grace. Many must become heirs of God through you as seen in the Noahic covenant in our text today. Your life in Christ should compel you to offer yourself to God and desire to know Him more on a daily basis. Your goal must be to please Him in all you do. Your life must be a sacrifice unto God (Romans 12: 1).

PRAYER: Lord, empower me to live my life to please You, all the days of my life. Amen.

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