thanking God for each other

marmsky devotions July 2016 (17)

Leviticus 7:11-15

Lev 7:11 “And this is the law of the sacrifice for healthy relationships that one may offer to Yahveh.
Lev 7:12 If he offers it for a thanksgiving, then he will offer with the thanksgiving sacrifice unleavened loaves mixed with oil, unleavened wafers smeared with oil, and loaves of fine flour well mixed with oil.
Lev 7:13 With the sacrifice for his healthy relationships for thanksgiving he will bring his offering with loaves of leavened bread.
Lev 7:14 And from it he will offer one loaf from each offering, as a gift to Yahveh. It will belong to the priest who throws the blood of the healthy relationships offering.
Lev 7:15 And the meat of the sacrifice of his healthy relationships offering for thanksgiving will be eaten on the day of his offering. He will not leave any of it until the morning.

thanking God for each other

The pagans performed their sacrifices so that they could get the advantage over one another. But the Mosaic sacrifices has to do with appreciation for the reconciliation and forgiveness that God offered. And, the sacrifice for healthy relationship could be a way of appealing for community peace and wholeness, or (in this case) it could be a way of expressing gratitude to God for the others in your community.

One of the marks of true holiness is the ability to see those around us as gifts from God, and worship God not only with others, but also because of others.

LORD, thank you for those you have placed among us, as signs of your love to us.


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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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