Just as how God meticulously instructed Israel specific procedures on how to and where to make their offerings, so God expects us to offer our living offering. Our reasonable worship to God is to be done how He specified. It doesn’t matter how sincere we may be in doing something for God if we are not following His instructions on how to live and make our living sacrifice, whose instructions are we truly following, and what god do we serve?
We can easily start serving the god of self, to lift our aspirations and desires high above, thinking that our ideas will please God without ever considering that He gave His ideas in His Word, and expects us to follow them. For any other worship unto Him will be in vain, even if our hearts are sincere. Yes, God knows our hearts, and the Bible says our hearts are “deceitfully wicked, who can understand it?” (Jer 17:9) God searches the hearts and deeds, to see whether we have a heart after following His commands and ways of worship, or the commandments of another god.
Don’t say one thing and do another brothers/sisters, for the whole world is watching. If you say you are a disciple of Yeshua, act like one in the ways He prescribed. For that is what is our reasonable worship unto Him.
In this Torah Portion, we will talk about how to have a living offering pleasing to God, and how Yeshua was simultaneously perfect, yet while having had the sins of the world placed upon Him, fulfilling the two goats of the Day of Atonement.
Torah Portion: Leviticus 16:1 – 18:30 | After The Death | ACHAREI MOT | אחרי מות