Mission Statement

In classical sacrifices, the people get the good bits, and the gods get the refuse, the bits that would get thrown out otherwise.

Not our God. Leviticus (particularly Leviticus 3) describes the sacrifices that our LORD demanded from His people of Israel. God gets the kidneys, the tail, and all the fat. He gets the prime steak, He gets the best.

Today we do not literally give sacrifices of animals. For us the ultimate sacrifice has been made through our Lord, Christ Jesus. But should always be our ambition to do the same thing - to offer God the best of what we have, to offer Him the fat, and not the smoke and bones.

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Be Fruitful And Multiply!

I'm making my way through the Bible, something I hope to do entirely by Easter, and again later this year whilst reading Matthew Henry's commentary. One thing that strikes me is reading my notes from my reading from last year. I thought I'd share this interesting thought with you.

God took the Levites in place of each first-born of Israel (see Numbers 3:12-13, among other references). If you think about it, that means he's taking approximately 1 out of every twelve people to be devoted to serving Him in ministry. Think about it. Does that seem proportionate? Not if you live nowdays. It seems like God is taking far, far less than His due.

The thing is, the Levite males made up only 22,273 people. A number that "seems too small for a population in excess of 2,000,000, and is used as an argument for attempting to find a means of reducing the total number of people" as my study Bible notes. However, it is far more fitting with large families... ones that God had blessed abundantly with children!

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