Leviticus chapters 2 and 3 talk about the grain and peace offerings for God. Both are to come to Aaron and boys to be presented to God at the Tent of Meeting. They created a “pleasing fragrance to God” as they were given and burned as a “Fire Gift”. There are very specific instructions on how these offereings are to be prepared and given. Some of the offering is to be burned on the altar, some to be given to Aaron and the boys for their use. But all to be given to God as an offering. The instructions are clear that it should be items “without any defect” – not leftovers or the poor stuff. God deserves our best. Always – in every situation. That should include our time, efforts, energy, focus….God wants our best in every area of our life. Do you give Him the best you have and are? Or does He just get the leftovers….not only in the offering plate at church on Sunday, but with our time and life. Ponder that a bit – does God get what is first, or last?
Their also is a statement in this chapter that I think is important to consider. “This is a fixed rule down through the generations, wherever you happen to live”. What things are you passing to your next generation that you would consider a “fixed rule” from God? What things are you leaving with those who follow in the way of helping them to walk in obedience with God? God has given each of us some instructions we need to pass on. We need to ponder those thigns and determine how we will make sure they continue to be passed on. It doesn’t just happen accidentally. People don’t just get it because they are around us. We have to be intentional in sharing with those in our patch. What are you going to share? I would love to hear what you believe God has called you to make sure your next generations know and live by. He does expect us to “train up” those who will come behind us. We need to really be focused on how we will do that.