I tell you what, after reading these chapters, I’m hungry for some BBQ! As the High Priest of Hillcrest I’m looking forward to all of you bringing your offerings because I’d like to have a little breast and right thigh for supper. I especially like the peace offering; because I get actual loaves of bread made with actual yeast…yumm, yeast! Seriously, have you been wondering what the point is for all the regulations and detailed instructions for these sacrifices? Don’t eat fat, half the grain in the AM and half in the PM, this animal for this and that animal for that, it all seems so strange.
Tell me what you think, but I suspect that the regulations have more to do with us than God. I think God might want his people to have to pay attention to these offerings and for them to dictate the way people do life. I don’t think that was supposed to change after Christ’s death (the final sacrifice). I think following Christ should be just as all encompassing. It should dictate the way we do life and the way we spend our time. It’s just my thought, what do you think?
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!