Numbers 29: Live the Life
I think that I have written similar post to what I am going to write today, but I think that this is another valuable lesson for all of us.
Num 29:39 These things ye shall do unto the LORD in your set feasts, beside your vows, and your freewill offerings, for your burnt offerings, and for your meat offerings, and for your drink offerings, and for your peace offerings.
Num 29:40 And Moses told the children of Israel according to all that the LORD commanded Moses.
In Numbers 29, we are again given the situation where freewill offerings are expected above and beyond going through the set rituals and feasts.
I think that this is important for us to move this forward to today. Even though we are not saved by works, Christianity is about more than just showing up at church on Sunday and going home. It is more than just a list of rules.
It is a lifestyle, and we need to offer our previous lifestyle as a sacrifice.
It is a freewill offering in our case because we can live in rebellion if we want to. Many people choose to do that.
We need to live our lives every day in a way that hopefully brings honor to God. As we have talked about before, that is our purpose here on earth, but it is also the logical conclusion of following what the Bible says. If we do everything it says, or at least try our best since we will always be imperfect, we can help lead people towards God.
Rom 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
Rom 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.