by Benjamin Munsell on August 25, 2019
And the Lord called unto Moses, and spake unto him out of the tabernacle of the congregation, saying, 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. If his offering be a burnt sacrifice of the herd, let him offer a male without blemish: he shall offer it of his own voluntary will at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the Lord. And he shall put his hand upon the head of the burnt offering; and it shall be accepted for him to make atonement for him. Leviticus 1:1-4. Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. Matthew 5:48. But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy. 1 Peter 1:15-16. Leviticus 1:1 is the "beginning" of, "Ok, let's sit down and have a talk, I'll talk and you listen. If you want to do a willing sacrifice, this is how I want you to do it. I'll tell you exactly how, what, when and where you are to offer this sacrifice, if you want to offer a Perfect Sacrifice". It can't get any more "legalistic" than this, it had to be willing, and it had to be done perfectly. And as if that wasn't tough enough, man comes along and adds even more impossible rules and regulations going down the road of impossible to REALLY impossible. It didn't matter if you were bored with it all, as long as you were OBEDIENT. Obedience equaled success, God was pleased, let's go home and see what's for supper. And Legalistic didn't work, they died by the millions with Moses in the desert for 40 years. Scene change, New Testament. Christ Fulfilled all the Law and is telling people, "OK guys, forget Law, let's go for Heart Attitude. Just be WILLING to be Perfect, Holy, Love God, and Love your neighbor, AND I'LL HELP YOU ACCOMPLISH THIS". In Christ, ALL things are possible. In Christ, you will, Be Blessed.