Grain offerings and worship?! What am I supposed to do with this chapter? It’s not like I carry a sack of wheat around in order to worship God!
Still, 2 Tim. 3:16 tells us that all Scripture (including Scripture about grain offerings) is applicable for us. So how does this one fit?
Yes, Leviticus chapter 2 talks about grain offerings, but it also reminds us of some important truths regarding our worship of God…
- The grain offering was offered to God, reminding us that our worship is be given to God alone.
- The grain offering was offered in conjunction with the sin offering, reminding us we have the freedom to approach God in worship because Christ has already atoned for our sin.
- The grain offering was to consist of fine flour that had been repeatedly sifted for the best quality, reminding us we are to bring our best to God.
- The grain offering was to include oil, reminding us that our worship is to be led and empowered by God’s Spirit. (John 4:24)
- The grain offering was to be mixed with incense, reminding us that our worship is to be mixed with the incense of prayer (Revelation 5:8)
- The grain offering was to be without yeast, reminding us that we are to worship with clean hands and hearts before God. (Luke 12:1)
- Finally, the grain offering was to be mixed with salt, which reminds us that our worship is savory to God and should make us thirsty for more of Him.
And one last reminder…The grain offering was a bloodless offering. This reminds us that blood has already been shed by Christ. Now it’s up to us to be a living sacrifice to Him. (Rom. 12:1)
Grain offering! Guess there’s something there after all!
Bret Legg is the Teaching and Counseling Pastor at Warren Baptist Church in Augusta, GA.