Leviticus 2:1-3 ‘Now when anyone presents a grain offering as an offering to the Lord, his offering shall be of fine flour, and he shall pour oil on it and put frankincense on it. 2 He shall then bring it to Aaron’s sons the priests; and shall take from it his handful of its fine flour and of its oil with all of its frankincense. And the priest shall offer it up in smoke as its memorial portion on the altar, an offering by fire of a soothing aroma to the Lord. 3 The remainder of the grain offering belongs to Aaron and his sons: a thing most holy, of the offerings to the Lord by fire.
God’s plan is outlined in Leviticus 2:1-3:
v.2 The offering consisted of fine flour mixed with oil and frankincense.
V.2 Unlike the burnt offering, only a portion of this offering, a handful, was burned on the altar.
v.3 The remainder of the offering went to the priests. They were to eat it in the courtyard of the tabernacle A. Since the priests were dependent on the people’s provision, the grain offering was a significant portion of their income. This offering was a reminder that the Lord is the source of the necessities of life.
The Word of God continually calls on God’s people to remember His goodness and to thank Him for what He provides. There are many offerings and sacrifices described in the New Testament including these exaqmples:
1. Self- 1 Therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, I urge you to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God; this is your spiritual worship. 2 Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God. B
2. Praise- let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God C
3.Good work and sharing– do not neglect doing good and sharing, for with such sacrifices God is pleased. D
4., Prayer- Another angel…came and stood at the altar…the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, went up before God.
5. Giving- I am amply supplied, having received… what you have sent, a fragrant aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well-pleasing to God. F
Sacrificing our entire lives to God results when we are thankful for the sacrifice of Jesus for our sin?
Henry Luke 11/8/2017
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