Leviticus Chapter 1
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3 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.
5 And he shall kill the bullock before the LORD: and the priests, Aaron's sons, shall bring the blood, and sprinkle the blood round about upon the altar that is by the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
13 But he shall wash the inwards and the legs with water: and the priest shall bring it all, and burn it upon the altar: it is a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD.
17 And he shall cleave it with the wings thereof, but shall not divide it asunder: and the priest shall burn it upon the altar, upon the wood that is upon the fire: it is a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD.
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Matthew Henry's Leviticus Chapter 1 Bible commentary...
God ordained divers kinds of oblations and sacrifices, to assure his people of the forgiveness of their offences, if they offered them in true faith and obedience. Also he appointed the priests and Levites, their apparel, offices, conduct, and portion. He showed what feasts they should observe, and at what times. He declared by these sacrifices and ceremonies, that the reward of sin is death, and that without the blood of Christ, the innocent Lamb of God, there can be no forgiveness of sins.The offerings. (1,2) From the herds. (3-9) From the flocks, and of fowls. (10-17)1,2 The offering of sacrifices was an ordinance of true religion, from the fall of man unto the coming of Christ. But till the Israelites were in the wilderness, no very particular regulations seem to have been appointed. The general design of these laws is plain. The sacrifices typified Christ; they also shadowed out the believer's duty, character, privilege, and communion with God. There is scarcely any thing spoken of the Lord Jesus in Scripture which has not also a reference to his people. This book begins with the laws concerning sacrifices; the most ancient were the burnt-offerings, about which God here gives Moses directions. It is taken for granted that the people would be willing to bring offerings to the Lord. The very light of nature directs man, some way or other, to do honour to his Maker, as his Lord. Immediately after the fall, sacrifices were ordained.
3-9 In the due performance of the Levitical ordinances, the mysteries of the spiritual world are represented by corresponding natural objects; and future events are exhibited in these rites. Without this, the whole will seem unmeaning ceremonies. There is in these things a type of the sufferings of the Son of God, who was to be a sacrifice for the sins of the whole world? The burning body of an animal was but a faint representation of that everlasting misery, which we all have deserved; and which our blessed Lord bore in his body and in his soul, when he died under the load of our iniquities. Observe, 1. The beast to be offered must be without blemish. This signified the strength and purity that were in Christ, and the holy life that should be in his people. 2. The owner must offer it of his own free will. What is done in religion, so as to please God, must be done by love. Christ willingly offered himself for us. 3. It must be offered at the door of the tabernacle, where the brazen altar of burnt-offerings stood, which sanctified the gift: he must offer it at the door, as one unworthy to enter, and acknowledging that a sinner can have no communion with God, but by sacrifice. 4. The offerer must put his hand upon the head of his offering, signifying thereby, his desire and hope that it might be accepted from him, to make atonement for him. 5. The sacrifice was to be killed before the Lord, in an orderly manner, and to honour God. It signified also, that in Christians the flesh must be crucified with its corrupt affections and lust. 6. The priests were to sprinkle the blood upon the altar; for the blood being the life, that was it which made atonement. This signified the pacifying and purifying of our consciences, by the sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ upon them by faith. 7. The beast was to be divided into several pieces, and then to be burned upon the altar. The burning of the sacrifice signified the sharp sufferings of Christ, and the devout affections with which, as a holy fire, Christians must offer up themselves, their whole spirit, soul, and body, unto God. 8. This is said to be an offering of a sweet savour. As an act of obedience to a Divine command, and a type of Christ, this was well-pleasing to God; and the spiritual sacrifices of Christians are acceptable to God, through Christ, #1Pe 2:5|.
10-17 Those who could not offer a bullock, were to bring a sheep or a goat; and those who were not able to do that, were accepted of God, if they brought a turtle-dove, or a pigeon. Those creatures were chosen for sacrifice which were mild, and gentle, and harmless; to show the innocence and meekness that were in Christ, and that should be in Christians. The offering of the poor was as typical of Christ's atonement as the more costly sacrifices, and expressed as fully repentance, faith, and devotedness to God. We have no excuse, if we refuse the pleasant and reasonable service now required. But we can no more offer the sacrifice of a broken heart, or of praise and thanksgiving, than an Israelite could offer a bullock or a goat, except as God hath first given to us. The more we do in the Lord's service, the greater are our obligations to him, for the will, for the ability, and opportunity. In many things God leaves us to fix what shall be spent in his service, whether of our time or our substance; yet where God's providence has put much into a man's power, scanty offerings will not be accepted, for they are not proper expressions of a willing mind. Let us be devoted in body and soul to his service, whatever he may call us to give, venture, do, or suffer for his sake.
Holy's Leviticus Chapter 1 comment on 7/02/2013, 6:10am...
learn to love and respect people as you love your Lord God
Sarahj's Leviticus Chapter 1 comment on 5/21/2013, 1:12pm...
If God said it, then I believe it, I don't understand everything and if I did, I would be equal with God, and that's not possible. Just pray about it. God answers prayers. God Rules.
Harriete's Leviticus Chapter 1 comment on 4/21/2013, 3:00am...
We must read the Word of God as it is written. We place too much emphasis on hurting peoples feelings rather than to get the issues cleared on truth. If it says the statement, it is the Word.
God's love is for all men. But sin is the separation of His love when we don't want to abide in it. It is not judging a man in his ways that we are mean, hating, etc., but that the truth will find us all if we do not obey it; with love and peace and all attached....I say truth to it.
Queen rebecca gilbert lloyd of italy's Leviticus Chapter 1 comment on 4/12/2013, 4:26pm...
i am beyond greatful to know that of god and have him as a part of my life to know the fullfillment of god's commandments is greater than most would ever know . if men and women and children would stop to see they would know that there is ever lasting life and eternal peace when they finially become commited with christ himself and also know that you really will have a better life when you go by the commandments. there is even more reward in haven your salvation than there is in eternal damn nation where you find yourself always wanting instead of receiving.
thankyou for your time.
queen rebecca gilbert-lloyd(italy's queen.)
Mas's Leviticus Chapter 1 comment on 3/24/2013, 2:49pm...
That kind of relationship is still against nature, it is just women’s homosexuality. It is part of vile affections spoken of in Romans 1:26-27.
Because natural sexuality is woman’s body that goes with man’s which it is prepared to receive. It is lubricated and has natural antiseptic and detergent abilities to that end, and can result in procreation.
All the rest is just sinful fabrication or excess that is sustained by sadist and self-mutilation spirits. No one can feel confortable in such practices without deception from spiritual conspiracy.
Thank God deliverance is available in Christ Jesus. The blood of Jesus Christ is there to cleanse us from any iniquity, 1 John 1:4-10, Isaiah 1:18-19. And not only can our sins be forgiven, but also and mainly, God is able to set us free from such possessions if we are meek and humble to His will. No matter how far we’ve gone in such practices, Psalms 146:8 says “The LORD openeth the eyes of the blind: the LORD raiseth them that are bowed down: the LORD loveth the righteous:”. Being blind or bowed here not only applies to physical aspects of life, but also and mainly to the spiritual ones; levels of sin when right becomes bad and bad good. Because the mind becomes blind, unable to perceive the truth, or bowed, just abnormal. God is able to set us free from such.
But we first need to get born again of the spirit of God, then God can do the job in us in Christ Jesus, as the word says in Romans 8:11, “But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.”
The spirit of God dwelling is us is intended to do any pending work in our body and mind, if we can just keep “stirring it up” in our daily life, 2 Timothy 1:6.
God bless you.
Sharon Grogan-Weaver's Leviticus Chapter 1 comment on 3/24/2013, 10:30am...
Leviticus teaches me that man are still making their own choices by continuing to sin. It also is clearly setting up the end times when these things will still be among us. Homosexual life styles are not going anywhere and that it's apart of God’s prophecy "that men and women will be like the beginning of time giving and taking in marriage (homosexual acts).
Bob winegar's Leviticus Chapter 1 comment on 3/24/2013, 9:19am...
What does the Bible say about woman laying with woman?
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