February 15, 2012

46 - The wonderful offerings

Kathleen's thoughts

What have we learnt from these readings that God's instructions according to the 5 main Levitical offerings are to be adhered to without question.
Leviticus 2:2 The priest will take a handful of fine flour and oil from it, along with all its frankincense, and will burn this memorial portion of it on the altar, a fire offering of a pleasing aroma to the Lord.
This aroma is today when we in fervent prayer it's a pleasing aroma to the Lord
 One of the things that stuck out for me is the unleavened bread of fine flour and mixed with pure oil. Break it into pieces and pour oil on it.
And then the most important is the the salt with the first fruits. Each grain offering is to be seasoned with salt. You MUST NOT OMIT FROM YOUR GRAIN OFFERING THE SALT OF THE COVENANT WITH YOUR GOD. Leviticus 2:13
Jesus said in Matthew 5:13 "Ye are the salt of the earth.
The Bible teaches us that we, as Christians, are to be salt in the world. We are to be a seasoning , a preservative and a cure in a word full of sin and hatred toward God and the things of God, 
I found an article titled: A Covenant of Salt Do read this it is worth the read.
Then we come to what we are not allowed to eat. Leviticus 3:17 All fat belongs to the Lord. This is a permanent statute throughout your generations wherever you live; you MUST NOT EAT ANY FAT OR ANY BLOOD.
The other that stood out is in Leviticus 7: 17 But what remains of the sacrificial meat by the third day must be burned up. It also says its repulsive.
Think of today when we store meat or anything in the fridge it must not be eaten after the 3rd day. It becomes slimy and hence food poison.
Food for thought! God's word is true and just , we need to listen and let it be a lamp to our feet and a light to our path.

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