In the first few chapters of the book of Leviticus, we see 5 different types of offerings. God had already redeemed the Nation of Israel; the offerings were God’s way of providing the people an opportunity to regain and keep fellowship with Him.
Fortunately for believers today, we no longer need to keep up with these. For a deeper dig check out Hebrews 10. Quick summary: Christ’s sacrifice covered it.
I assume most appreciate Christ’s sacrifice but I bet most also take it for granted. Imagine having to make a sacrifice each time we sinned. Instead, we can thank God for his offering. He gave his son so that all can retain and keep fellowship with him. A single sacrifice once for all.
A super quick summary of the 5 offerings:
Burnt offering – the worshipper would bring an animal sacrifice that atoned sin.
Grain offering – an offering that is a response to God’s grace. Part of the best of the worshipper’s produce.
Peace offering – a free will offering that was optional – but above and beyond what was expected.
Purification offering – this was asking for forgiveness for unknown sins or sins of ignorance. It was a way to keep the tabernacle from human defilement.
Guilt offering – this was an attempt to repair the damage done for the sins committed. Not just forgiveness but also restoration.
Today’s Bible reading can be read or listened to at https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Leviticus+1-4&version=NIV
Tomorrow’s reading will be Leviticus 5-7 as we continue the 2020 Chronological Bible Reading Plan