Who Receives Your Finest?

Tuesday, February 07, 2012 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

Leviticus 2:1 When anyone brings a grain offering to the LORD, their offering is to be of the finest flour. 
v. 4 If you bring a grain offering baked in an oven, it is to consist of the finest flour:
v. 5 If your grain offering is prepared on a griddle, it is to be made of the finest flour mixed with oil, and without yeast.

Leviticus  3:1 If your offering is a fellowship offering…you are to present before the LORD an animal without defect. 

Exodus 25:2, Speak to the children of Israel, that they bring Me an offering. From everyone who gives it willingly with his heart you shall take My offering.

2 Corinthians 9:7, So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.

People are often misinformed about offerings and sacrifices. An offering is not a "leftover" or whatever you may have on hand at the time of giving. A sacrifice is not forcing yourself to give something that you would not otherwise give.

An offering to the Lord is a pre-planned participation in His plan and purpose. The idea is to bring God your "finest" or best. A sacrifice is a substantial offering of something personally important made willingly and joyfully.

People who love the Lord in "deed and truth" always strive to honor Him with the best of their time, treasure and talents. How can we do anything less for our Father, Creator, Savior, and Giver of life?

Participation with God's purposes brings tremendous blessing and inward satisfaction!