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THAT’S A LOT OF MEAT

 Numbers 28:1-2 “1 Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2 ‘Command the sons of Israel and say to them, “You shall be careful to present My offering, My food for My offerings by fire, of a soothing aroma to Me, at their appointed time.”’” 

 COMMANDS

I ate at one of those Brazilian steak houses in Nairobi, Kenya once with some friends. When you sit down they give you this little card to put by your plate.  One side is red and the other is green. As long as you have the green side facing up, they keep bringing you meat. You actually have to tell them to stop by flipping your card to red.  Needless to say, I ate way too much.

I thought of that when I read about the number of animals which were required for the daily, monthly and special offerings.  Just the daily sacrifices alone would have added up to almost 30,000 lambs during the 40 years in the wilderness.  That’s a lot of mutton.  Aren’t you glad our Savior offered the perfect, one- time sacrifice?

TEACHING MOMENT

 However, the important thing about this passage to me is the detail and the command.  God was specific about His requirements for sacrifices and offerings.  There was no doubt what He required.  There still isn’t.  We need to teach our children that.  His Word gives us a detailed description of how to live a holy life.

When your little Johnny or Gertrude comes to you with a question about how to live a godly life, don’t give them YOUR opinion. Take them to the Word.  It has the answers.  When they are questioning an event in their life, point them to Scripture.  It can reveal a solution.

Do you look elsewhere for your answers?  Stop it!  You can’t find the correct, long-lasting, eternal one anywhere except in Him.  We can go to gurus and experts in all kinds of fields, but we will never find the truth until we turn to Him.

Commander and King, direct my steps.  Show me the correct path to take each day.  It is only through Your guidance that I can stay true to Your Word.

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