Several years ago, I had the opportunity to be an assistant manager at a local Pizza Hut. One of the things that Pizza Hut thrived on was the quality of their products and the satisfaction of their customers. The quality of the pizza is dependent upon a process that takes place. First, the pizza must have ingredients placed on it in a specific fashion. Second, the pizza would be placed in an oven to cook at the proper temperature. Third, the pizza would be taken out of the oven, boxed up and placed in a warmer. However, what if one of these steps was compromised? Someone could easily use the logic that says, “Well you did not say do not add extra cheese”. Then the instructions were not properly followed.
Instructions are given to clearly say what is to be done. This is seen in the Bible when God lays out how He wants the children of Israel to offer burnt sacrifices. God says to Moses, “Speak to the children of Israel” (Lev. 1:2, NKJV), and He says this so that the children of Israel would clearly know what God expected them to do. He lays out in chapter one how the animal is supposed to be sacrificed. He talks about how the animal is to be killed and how the meat is to be laid on the altar. God is very detailed on how He expects the process to be followed and the content that is included in the sacrifice. With this idea in mind, one can see that God expects His children to follow what He says.
People in our world today neglect the fact that God cares about what we do. Often in conversation people might say, “The Bible does not say do not use instrumental music”. However, the Bible has clearly laid out what is expected. Therefore, that eliminates any other option. As Christians, let us strive to stick to God’s word in a way that shows that we respect what He says. By doing this, we will show that we trust our heavenly Father.