I hope you are traveling alright and are getting through ya reading. To be honest I have fallen behind a little and need to catch up. Not the worlds fastest reader but keen to make it to the end.
I guess the first thing I think after reading the first four chapters of Leviticus is that God must like BBQ’s. He loves the smell of meat (and in some cases grain) cooking on the fire – and to that I say amen!
On a more serious note, the thing that strikes me when I read these chapters is the detail that God outlines for the different offerings. I guess for me, the detail and the fact that the sacrifices need to be perfect, points to God’s holiness and how much he hates our sin.
All this makes me want to praise God for Jesus – our lamb without defect or blemish.
Question: Why do you think it says in Leviticus chapter 1:4 that the person making the offering needs to lay their hands on the offering?
I think I’ve heard that it like a symbolic way of transferring their sin to the sacrificial animal. I don’t think it was to stop the animal from trying to run away!
I can’t believe how much blood gets sprinkled around the alter & even poured out at times! It seems a shame to make so stained all that ornate work on the tables, stands, preistly garments etc. It also seems so different from the shiny white and gold “alter” table at the church I went to as a child. I am so thankful that we don’t have to do all that gear anymore! Hooray for Jesus.
it’s so confusing reading and trying to fully understand all the offerings and the requirements of them. But I was thinking while i was reading about the sin offering for members of the community – leviticus 4:28 “when he is made aware fo the sin he commited, he must bring as his offereing for the sin he committed a female goat without defect”. I was thinking that i’m glad i don’t have to do that – i wouldn’t have any time to do anything else, i’d spend all day in the courtyard offering more and more goats/lambs. Praise be to God for sending Jesus to cleanse me! Now I need to respond with my whole life and give him my all.
I love that “All fat is the Lords.” (Leviticus 3:16)