An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Thursday, November 2, 2023

The Joy of Offerings

(Psa 20:3 KJV)  Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice; Selah.

(Proverbs 2 also read)

Here we have David thinking back to the many times he has offered “offerings" (meal offerings NASB) (4503) and the sacrifice of “burnt sacrifice" (burnt offerings NASB) (5930a).  This is strange to us and it should be.  We live in the age after Jesus made the ultimate sacrifice on the cross.  In the OT “atonement” is a common word for being made right with God.  The NT has words such as “justification”, “regeneration”, “adoption”.  We might meditate on the glory of the cross and the forgiveness it offers.  David would have the same awe at what was symbolized in the offering of grain or the slaughter of an animal.  

So?  Take some time to “remember” (2142).  Make it a part of your daily worship, meditation, study or however you describe it.  Join David in rejoicing what God has done for you. 

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