Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
“Relationship Requires Sacrifice”
Text: Leviticus 1:3
“If his offering is a burnt sacrifice of the herd, let him offer a male without blemish; he shall offer it of his own free will at the door of the tabernacle of meeting before the LORD.”
“Relationship Requires Sacrifice,” is on our menu for Breakfast this morning.
In the Book of Leviticus, God is teaching Israel how to Worship and Walk with the Holy God Who has chosen them to be His people.
He begins with the burnt offering, showing Israel that Relationship Requires Sacrifice.
The Sacrifice must be a male animal from among their herd, without blemish; and the sacrifice must be given “of their own free will.” The priest would lay his hand on the head of the animal and speak the sins of the people upon the animal, symbolically laying the sins of the priest and the people upon the animal; and then slay the animal, putting the animal’s body and blood upon the altar and consuming it by fire.
Their Relationship with God required the Sacrifice of an animal among them without blemish.
This pictured the Blood Covenant God made between Himself and Israel, the Law of Moses.
It also shows you and I the Shadows of the future fulfillment of the Law of Moses and the New Covenant of Grace through Faith in Jesus Christ, Son of Man.
Jesus, Perfect Love Himself, came into the world, “of His own free Will,” as the “Perfect human being,” Who as Son of Man, was made like you and I in all ways Yet without sin.(Heb.2:17; 4:15).
Our sins were placed upon Him, “He bore our sins and sicknesses, and the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all (Isa.53:4-6); and then He poured out His soul unto death on the cross as payment in full for the sins of you and I(Isa.53:12). Jesus, Perfect Love Himself, gave Himself as a Perfect Sacrifice for you and I, long before we were born; as “...the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.”(Rev.13:8).
Our Commander and Lord God’s Relationship With You and I Required the free will Sacrifice of Himself; and Requires a Living Sacrifice from you and I also:
“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”(Rom.12:1-2).
Yes, Relationship Requires Sacrifice; and God’s Perfect Love Gladly Supplies this Sacrifice.
“looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Heb.12:2).
Jesus shows you and I how to Love this way. His Agape Love captured our Heart and empowers you and I to Love God Supremely and to Love others with the Love that God Loves you and I.(Luke 10:27).
Jesus is our Model for Love and Holy Spirit is our Teacher empowering you and I to Love.
“We love Him because He first loved us.” (1John 4:19).
This Love willingly offers the Sacrifice Required for Relationship With Our God! Oooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,