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Peace Offerings

“Peace offerings”

And this is the law of the sacrifice of peace offerings. —Leviticus 7:11

Read Leviticus 7:11-21

There were three different kinds of thank offerings:

The Peace Offering (vv.13,15) This offering was brought spontaneously to thank the Lord after an illness or deliverance from danger. The meat that had been offered had to be eaten before the end of the day. None of it could be saved, symbolizing the renewed trust we must have in the Lord each day. When was the last time that you brought a thank offering? When was the last time you thanked the Lord in the middle of the day?

Sacrifice of Vows (v.16) Sometimes people make promises to the Lord when in great need, just as Jacob did when he had to meet Esau. He promised the Lord a tenth of all his goods as well as a thank offering, if his life would be spared (Gen. 28:20-22). Perhaps you have also promised the Lord you would serve Him in exchange for salvation. Have you kept that promise?

The Heave Offering (v.13-14) The heave offering was usually brought at one of the great feasts, and was accompanied with prayer. It could also be eaten the day following (vv.16-18), but not on the third day. When the offering was brought into contact with something unclean, it was not to be eaten (vv.19-21).

What thank offerings do you bring?


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