An Offering to the Lord

To read the Bible in a year, read Leviticus 1-3.
The Lord liked for Israel to bring gifts to Him, because, although He owns everything, it is the thought that counts. Right? The Book of Leviticus begins with the Lord calling Moses (Leviticus 1:1) and immediately the Lord addressed the matter of offerings, “Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘When any one of you brings an offering to the LORD, you shall bring your offering of the livestock–of the herd and of the flock'” (v. 2). The Lord went on to describe that offering and how the priest was to deal with it, saying finally, “And the priest shall burn all on the altar as a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, a sweet aroma to the LORD” (v. 9b). When we make financial gifts to the church, especially for preaching, the Lord experiences it as a sweet-smelling aroma (Philippians 4:18). Do you want to show the Lord your love as the ancient Israelites could do? Make a gift to the church and the Lord shall receive it as a pleasant experience.

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