community relationships

June 2016 (26)

Leviticus 3:1-5

Lev 3:1 “If his offering is a sacrifice for healthy relationships, if he offers an animal from the herd, male or female, he will offer it perfect in Yahveh’s sight.
Lev 3:2 And he will lay his hand on the head of his offering and kill it at the entrance of the conference tent, and Aaron’s sons the priests will throw the blood against the sides of the altar.
Lev 3:3 And from the sacrifice for healthy relationships, as a fire offering to Yahveh, he will offer the fat covering the entrails and all the fat that is on the entrails,
Lev 3:4 and the two kidneys with the fat that is on them at the loins, and the long lobe of the liver that he will remove with the kidneys.
Lev 3:5 Then Aaron’s sons will burn it on the altar on top of the ascending offering which is on the wood on the fire; it is a fire offering with a soothing aroma to Yahveh.

community relationships

Many of the other offerings focus on the worshipper’s relationship with the LORD, but the sacrifice for healthy relationships is to maintain the glue that holds the community together. This is symbolised by the offering of the internal organs of the animal, along with the fat surrounding them. The LORD knows that we humans need more than just reconciliation to him to live healthy and happy lives. We need solid community relationships as well.

LORD, thank you for caring about our families and communities as well as us as individuals. Show us how to get along with each other.


About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is a former Christian missionary who now lives in Williamsburg, Virginia. If your church or small group would like to hear Jeff speak, you can contact him at -- !
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