Leviticus 2

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Spend time in prayer and silence with God asking him to meet you and speak to you.

Bible Reading

“‘When anyone brings a grain offering to the Lord, their offering is to be of the finest flour. Bring the grain offering made of these things to the Lord; present it to the priest, who shall take it to the altar. He shall take out the memorial portion from the grain offering and burn it on the altar as a food offering, an aroma pleasing to the Lord.

(Leviticus 2:1, 8-9)

Devotion

The Grain Offering accompanied all the burnt offerings and was a gift of thanks to God.

It reminds us that our food (and all we have) comes from God and we owe our lives to him.

The Grain Offering is described in the same terms as the Burnt Offering, an offering made by fire as an aroma pleasing to the Lord.

Interestingly, no yeast is allowed in the grain offering. Yeast is a fungus or mold and is therefore an appropriate symbol for sin. It grows in the dough just as sin grows in a person.

A little yeast can affect a batch of dough just as a little sin can ruin a life. Jesus warns against the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees (Matthew 16:6). Yet there was no sin in Jesus life.

This offering represents Jesus as the Bread of Life (John 6:32). Jesus never sinned, so there would be no yeast in this bread. He is the perfect man who sacrificed himself on man’s behalf and nourishes us as we worship him.

The Big Question

Do you acknowledge that all you have comes from God?

Please take a moment and do so.

Conclude in prayer and silence reflecting on what you’ve learned.