Offerings During the Feasts of the Passover and Unleavened Bread

The Lord had done many works for Israel, even as He has done many works for the world today and for the church.
Truly, He did not ask for much in return, at least in comparison, but among the things He wanted was this, “On the fourteenth day of the first month is the Passover of the LORD. And on the fifteenth day of this month is the feast; unleavened bread shall be eaten for seven days.”
The first day was a holy convocation in which they were not to do their regular work, but they were to offer two young bulls, one ram, and seven lambs. The Lord added, “Be sure they are without blemish.”
Along with those burnt offerings the Lord wanted them to offer grain, oil, and a goat. He specified further how often He wanted this done, and so on (Numbers 28.16–25).
Was that too much for the Lord to ask after He had delivered them from slavery? No, the Israelites should have done those things gladly.
Likewise, the Lord wants us to assemble every first day of the week, and sometimes Christians will wonder why they have to go to church every week.
Well, is it too much for Him to ask after delivering us from our sin that was leading us to hell? DR


When You Do Not Know What to Say

Some people say something, almost anything, when they do not know what to say. Peter was that kind of person, for when he saw Jesus transfigured, and Moses and Elijah talking with Him, Peter spoke up and said, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here; and let us make three tabernacles: one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah” (Mark 9:5).
Then Mark tells us why Peter made that proposal, “because he did not know what to say, for they were greatly afraid” (Mark 9:6).
Peter learned that it is better to remain silent than to say just anything. Yet, that was his personality. He was the one who spoke up when others remained silent.
Sometimes that got him into trouble, and sometimes it got him to do wonderful things.
If you are like Peter, learn to bring, “every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ” (2 Corinthians 10.5).
The Lord will then use you to do magnificent things, as He did with Peter. DR