spoiled gifts

marmsky devotions July 2016 (18)

Leviticus 7:16-21

Lev 7:16 But if the sacrifice of his offering is a solemn pledge offering or a spontaneous voluntary offering, it will be eaten on the day that he offers his sacrifice, and on the next day what remains of it will be eaten.
Lev 7:17 But on the third day what remains of the meat of the sacrifice will be burned up with fire.
Lev 7:18 If any of the flesh of the sacrifice of his healthy relationships offering is eaten on the third day, he who offers it will not be accepted, neither will it be recognised in his behalf. It is tainted, and the soul who eats of it will be responsible for his violation.
Lev 7:19 “Meat that touches any contaminated thing will not be eaten. It will be burned up with fire. All who are pure may eat meat,
Lev 7:20 but the soul who eats from the meat of the sacrifice of Yahveh’s healthy relationships offering while a contamination is on him, that soul will be eliminated from his people.
Lev 7:21 And if any soul touches a contaminated thing, whether human contamination or an contaminated beast or any contaminated detestable creature, and then eats some meat from the sacrifice of Yahveh’s healthy relationships offering, that soul will be eliminated from his people.”

spoiled gifts

No matter how rich you were, there were two things that would make your voluntary offering unacceptable. Contamination, of course, but also time. A gift could be enjoyed by those ministering at the tabernacle for two days, but not for three. No matter how generous your gift, it would spoil with time, and it would become necessary for it to be destroyed.

When it comes to serving the LORD, a similar principle applies. We need to re-evaluate our lives if we find we are thinking too much about what we have done for him, instead of what steps he wants for us to take now.

LORD, keep our service to you fresh.

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About Jefferson Vann

Jeff is a Christian missionary.
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