May 2017 · Uncategorized

260517 – Numbers 7 (Dedication offerings)

The book of Numbers lists down the exact sacrifice that each tribe was required to make for the Tabernacles consecration: one silver plate weighing 130 shekels, one silver basin weighing 70 shekels (according to the shekel of the sanctuary – reference weight), both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering, one golden dish of 10 shekels full of incense, one bull from the herd, one ram, one male lamb a year old. For the peace offering there was a separate list: two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old.

I’m tired just writing one of these lists down, but the book of Numbers explicitly details each and every one of the tribe’s sacrifices, even though they were all identical. God doesn’t tire with our sacrifices or acts of worship, though to our fallen eyes they may seem repetitive and mundane. God is a God of detail, who carefully examines every sacrifice brought before Him, not as one who is looking to condemn and criticize, but one who notices everything done in His name, small or big.

Thank You for taking the time to examine my life; though You are a God of vastness and with concerns of cosmic importance, You are also one who takes the time to walk with me through the nitty-gritty, small scale, human-level experiences. You my Creator have not abandoned Creation to its own devices, but ware actively working in it for the good of those who love You.


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