August 22, 2020

Numbers 28:1-31–This chapter deals with offerings that the children of Israel were mandated to give and they are as follows: Daily Food Offerings that are pleasing unto God (morning and twilight), Sabbath Offerings Weekly) Monthly Offerings (On the first of every month). Then on the fourteenth day of the first month, the LORD’s Passover is to be held.This Passover must run for seven days (with unleavened bread), No work must be done, but hold sacred assembly and they must present all the daily offerings along with the offerings of the Passover. The end of the chapter reminded them of the Festival of Weeks,when they must present their first-fruits to the LORD, no regular work but must hold a sacred assembly.

.Without repeating all these commands, it is worth noting that our God deserves everything that we can give to Him. He deserves all that we are, our totality-money, time, family, and whatever we have. If we are aware that we did not create ourselves, and that whatever we have are from Him, and our time are in His hands, then nothing is too much to give to God. As a matter of fact the time that we spend on things that do not bring glory to God will be reduced if not totally deleted if we can spend our time with Him. Remember it took Moses to stay on the mountain 40 days and nights with the LORD, when He came down His face was shinning, reflecting the glory of God. He had to cover His face with veil when talking to the children of Israel. When we spend quality time with the LORD, we can never remain the same again. Our Lord Jesus also spent 40 days and nights in the wilderness after his baptism. He came down totally filled with the Spirit of God, and this marked the beginning of His ministry.

Romans 12:1-2 says “Therefore, I urge you brothers and sisters, in view of God;s mercy, to offer our bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God -this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is-His good, pleasing and perfect will.”  What the children of Israel were asked to do were all forms of worship. In carrying out those commands, there were specific details which must be adhered to –so as to please the LORD. That is what Paul was referring to when He says “offer your bodies”. I must not think of myself anymore because I am being offered as a living sacrifice daily. The way to do this is to renew my mind with the word of God daily and in the process my mind will be saturated with the Word of God and I will not be able to conform to worldly affairs.

I hope this will help each of us to realize that we don’t have a choice in this matter.. This is the way we can please Him, because we are created for this purpose.This is the only way to fulfill our destiny because when we devote our bodies, holy and acceptable to Him, we will be able to hear what he wants us to do and then respond to His leading. May the LORD give us the grace to be 100% committed to Him in Jesus Name, Amen. Be Blessed!!!

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