Leviticus 7 & 8: Are You Thankful To God?
Verse of the Day: (7:12) If he offer it for a thanksgiving, then he shall offer with the sacrifice of thanksgiving unleavened cakes mingled with oil, and unleavened cakes wafers anointed with oil, and cakes mingled with oil, of fine flour, fried.
1. Thankful (7:1-20)
Besides the cakes, he shall offer for his offering leavened bread with the sacrifice of thanksgiving of his peace offerings. (7:13)
Let us be thankful to God in everything, even bad things, as God is good to all who fully trust and obey Him. I just went through one of the hard trials in my life, if not the hardest, yet I must continue to be thankful to God, knowing that He never make a single mistake, and He knows what is best for me even though I may not fully understand His will. Indeed, God through Moses commanded Israel to be thankful as they sacrificed the different types of offerings to Him at His tabernacle, knowing that it was ultimately for the atonement of their sins, so that they shall be reconciled to Him. (1 Thessalonians 5:18)
2. Touch (7:21-38)
Moreover the soul that shall touch any unclean thing, as the uncleanness of man, or any unclean beast, or any abominable unclean thing, and eat of the flesh of the sacrifice of peace offerings, which pertain unto the LORD, even that soul shall be cut off from his people. (7:21)
Time and again, Israel was warned of God never to touch any unclean things as they would defile their bodies, and in particular, to confess and repent their sins and be holy before the holy God. The priests, especially the high priest, were to be example of holiness, and be sanctified and consecrated in their lives, as they represented Israel in offering the sacrifices for them at God’s tabernacle. Indeed, Jesus Christ, the Son of God, left the throne of heaven and became the son of a carpenter on earth so that He could be the High Priest to represent man in offering the ultimate sacrifice, which was none other than Himself, for the sins of the whole world. Whoever therefore believes in Jesus shall never perish in hell, but have everlasting life with Him in heaven! (Hebrews 5:1-10)
3. Tabernacle (8:1-36)
Therefore shall ye abide at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation day and night seven days, and keep the charge of the LORD, that ye die not: for so I am commanded. (8:35)
God through Moses commanded Aaron, the high priest, and his sons, the priests, to obey His commandments in all their services to Him at His holy tabernacle, otherwise, they shall be judged and disciplined for their disobedience. Indeed, obedience is better than sacrifice, as ultimately God sees our hearts, and knows our motives! (1 Samuel 15:22-23)
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, thank You for everything especially my salvation and sanctification.