Lesson’s from Leviticus pt. 3

With every offering that Israel brought there was a cost involved.  By definition sacrifice means to give up something valuable for the sake of something that is considered more important or worthy (from the dictionary on my MacBook).  Worship will always cost us something.  The interesting thing is that if we are not worshipping God we will worship someone or something.  Whatever we are worshipping there will be a cost involved.  So if you are going to give up something valuable shouldn’t you make sure that what you worship is more important and worthy?

The sacrifices that we offer today are much different, but the there is still a cost involved.  In the New Testament we are given examples of how we can offer sacrifices that are pleasing to God.  So at the beginning of this day don’t forget to ask God what would please Him today.

Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – this is your spiritual act of worship.
Romans 12:1 (NIV)

Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – this is your spiritual act of worship. – Romans 12:1 (NIV)

I have received full payment and even more; I am amply supplied, now that I have received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent. They are a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God. – Philippians 4:18 (NIV)

Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise – the fruit of lips that confess his name. – Hebrews 13:15 (NIV)

And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased. – Hebrews 13:16 (NIV)

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