Sunday, September 17, 2023

September 17, 2023

Did you know that the Lord loves country-fried steak sprinkled with salt, biscuits, and grits? It says it right in Leviticus 2. It doesn’t say he had gravy, but they could have made it with all the flour and oil poured on the altar. Also, possibly a few crackers for an appetizer. Look, I was a bit shocked, too! For him to be so royal and mighty and to know that he’s a little bit country might help us understand him better. Well, maybe I’m being a bit liberal with the scriptures, but looking at them from a different perspective might concrete them in your mind so you can understand what was happening back then. We all love to eat, and the smells from the Tabernacle during sacrificial days must have been amazing. 

It was a lot of work back then to have your sins forgiven; even then, you had to go back the following year to do it all over again. Jesus came and made the ultimate sacrifice to make repentance much easier for us; all we have to do is pray, and he washes away our transgressions on the spot. Here’s a thought: God loves the smell of the food cooking, so why not invite him to your table every time you eat? God doesn’t change, so we know he still loves country-fried steak, biscuits, and grits; don’t sit down to eat without praying to him. Invite him to join your table and thank him for his sacrifice.

Biscuits and crackers: “And if thou bring an oblation of a meat offering baken in the oven, it shall be unleavened cakes of fine flour mingled with oil, or unleavened wafers anointed with oil.” Leviticus 2:4 

Country fried steak: “And if thy oblation be a meat offering baken in the fryingpan, it shall be made of fine flour with oil.” Leviticus 2:7

With salt: “And every oblation of thy meat offering shalt thou season with salt; neither shalt thou suffer the salt of the covenant of thy God to be lacking from thy meat offering: with all thine offerings thou shalt offer salt.” Leviticus 2:13

Grits: “And if thou offer a meat offering of thy firstfruits unto the LORD, thou shalt offer for the meat offering of thy firstfruits green ears of corn dried by the fire, even corn beaten out of full ears.” 

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