Leviticus 1: The Body Is Made of Many Parts

Welcome to Leviticus! I am sure that it is everyone’s favorite book, but I think that we will be able to find some pretty interesting things in it to talk and think about.

In Chapter 1, we dive right into the topic of sacrifices. God is telling Moses how the people need to sacrifice if they bring a cow, sheep or a turtledove.

Lev 1:2  Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, If any man of you bring an offering unto the LORD, ye shall bring your offering of the cattle, even of the herd, and of the flock.

The reason I am emphasizing this passage is because there are a few different ways for people to bring appropriate sacrifices to God. If they didn’t have cattle, they might have sheep. Different people have different types of possessions, but God was more concerned about them bringing something with the right attitude to Him. It would be well within His rights to say that He only wanted a very specific sacrifice, and He could have said that only people who brought cattle were acceptable. However, He didn’t. He wanted to use what people brought.

When I think about that, I think about the idea of each of us having unique abilities that we need to utilize as we try to spread the Gospel. We might not all have the gift of preaching, but that does not by any means make us incapable of helping in the mission.

Eph 4:4  There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;

If we are all within that same body of Christianity and we are living our lives with a desire to please God, He can use us even if we bring a diversity of gifts. Because God gave you all of your talents and gifts to begin with, doesn’t it make sense that He would be able to use you to further His kingdom?


Posted on October 21, 2012, in Leviticus and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Reblogged this on Refresh My Heart In Christ and commented:
    Hey everyone. When many people attempt to read the Bible from beginning to end, they often get bogged down in Leviticus. Like any law book (or procedural manual), the sheer detail and obscure technicalities can bore you. When you study this book, a key to understanding it can be found in considering the “big picture”. Constantly ask yourself two questions: (1) How would these laws make the Israelites different from all other people? and (2) Why were those differences important to God?

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