The purpose of all of these offerings was God providing a way for the people to demonstrate total dependence on him, and by offering various sacrifices, depicting a yielding life. Each offering was for a different reason.
The Burnt Offering was done when the person realized that they had sinned. When they realized it they went and performed the Burnt Offering…it was a choice that the sinner made. A bird was used for those that could not afford a larger animal.
The Grain Offering acknowledged God’s sovereignty over all things. It was a way to give back to God, a portion of a person’s labors.
The Peace Offering or sometimes called the Thank Offering, was not to appease God, but was done simply to seek God.
Sin Offerings were done on a regular basis to cover sins that we unintentionally done.
Obviously on this side of the resurrection, we now understand that Jesus is the sin offering. Think of what it would have been like to have all those ministries of the Tabernacle. Jesus covers it all.
This blog was originally written by Pastor Doug Bartel of Hillcrest Church, starting in Spring 2009. Keep that in mind if you read anything that doesn't quite add up to the time of year.
Come journey with us as we read through the Bible in a year. It is our desire to hear what God wants from us and to know his promises as well as warnings. Each day we will read a text and together we will share what we are learning and encourage one another to finish the goal!