A Thoughtful Sacrifice

Leviticus 5:7-10 – ‘If he is not able to bring a lamb, then he shall bring to the Lord, for his trespass which he has committed, two turtledoves or two young pigeons: one as a sin offering and the other as a burnt offering. And he shall bring them to the priest, who shall offer that which is for the sin offering first, and wring off its head from its neck, but shall not divide it completely. Then he shall sprinkle some of the blood of the sin offering on the side of the altar, and the rest of the blood shall be drained out at the base of the altar. It is a sin offering. 10 And he shall offer the second as a burnt offering according to the prescribed manner. So the priest shall make atonement on his behalf for his sin which he has committed, and it shall be forgiven him.

For some things in life, we just “do it”, never giving much thought or attention to what we are doing. Today’s scripture struck me for one simple reason — the Israelites put much thought into the offerings and sacrifices they gave to the Lord. Each day we are asked to make sacrifices to the Lord of our time, talents and treasures. My prayer for all of you is that with each offering and sacrifice you make to God, may it be given with much thought of what it means and who it is being given to. May our sacrifices never be something we just do, but something that the Lord will see as a thoughtful sacrifice.

I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!

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