Many times I have come to the Lord with my agenda. With what I thought I needed to do, or better what He needed to help me accomplish. I forget in the midst of a busy schedule of spiritual endeavors that this is His deal not mine. I come to Him demanding and expecting Him to join into and make my plans work out the way I want them to. That to put it in the vernacular is bassackwards. Or to put it into Solomon’s more cultured language a foolish sacrifice.
I would be a much better servant to come with my plans in an open hand, or even better coming empty handed and asking for His plan. That may minimize my foolish sacrifices.