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February 17, 2015, 7:15 PM

Are we offering up our best...

"If your offering is a goat, you are to present it before the Lord, lay your hand on its head and slaughter it in front of the tent of meeting." - Leviticus 3:12-13 (NIV)

This may seem like a strange scripture to lead with today.  Well, it is.  I would like each of you to read Leviticus 1-3 to get the full story.  I just didn't want to take up space here.  I figure offering up a "goat" would get your attention.  Goats were not the best example of an offering.  In fact, the author goes through several other offerings (types and animals before naming this particular offering).  However, there is a consistency to the offerings through these chapters.  If you read these chapters, you will see that the offerings, whether burnt, grain or fellowship offering OR herd, flock or grain, it is to the be the best.  It is to be without blemish or without yeast.  They were to give God the best of what they had. 

God knew then and knows now that not everyone has the same resources.  However, this does not take away the responsibility to give God our very best.  We are to give God our best in all that we do.  We are to give God our best in how we work.  We are to give God our best in how we treat each other.  We are to give God our best in how we worship.  We are to give God our best in how we serve.  And, yes, we are to give God our best in what we give.  Notice, though, in all of what I have just said, it is that we are to give our best.  Leviticus 1-3 has said the same thing...knowing that everyone has different resources, we still give God our best!

Are we offering up our best to God?

In Christ,

Bro. Grant


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