Nov 25, 2018
God knows how to share. He is far from a selfish or self-centered God. And the gracious gift of His Son should be ample proof of this fact. Paul reminds us in his letter to the Romans, “Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won't he also give us everything else?” In today’s passage from Leviticus 6-7, we see that God has always been a gracious and generous God, even allowing His people to share in the bounty of the peace offerings made to Him. Each and every peace offering given to God was to be shared by those who gave it. They could enjoy the very meat of the sacrifice they made, as long as they did it according to God’s terms. There were stipulations attached. And if these requirements were violated, the original value of the offering was negated. It became unacceptable to God. God, in His generosity, was allowing His people to join Him in the enjoyment of the sacrifice. He enjoyed the pleasing aroma of the burnt offering, while they enjoyed the meat that was left over. Their willingness to make this voluntary offering to God was met with God’s gracious willingness to share it with them.