Today you should read: Leviticus 2
First glance: Leviticus 2 looks like a rough day at Panera Bread. Once you grasp the context and meaning: this is really cool, Kingdom stuff. Here’s why:
This chapter is a great reminder to us that God is set apart, and he deserves to be worshiped on His terms! He chose these specific offerings as a reminder to His children that He has an order and plan to worship. Just like in the following chapters, this one reminds us that even something so trivial like bread has its place in paying honor to the King of the universe.
But there is grace here too.
Every time these offerings were made, what do you think the people remembered? Hopefully, the reality of God’s provision rang true in their minds. He sustained their lives. He provided for their needs. Literally, He put food on the table for them in the Exodus. Jehovah Jireh is a fitting title for our God.
What is the big picture though? When you read this chapter, doesn’t it feel like there should be more? Yes indeed. And there is! His name is Jesus. He is the ultimate bread-giver and bread-offering. His new covenant has a whole lot to do with bread, but it is best understood in what we find in Leviticus 2. His body is bread for us, perfectly broken on our behalf. He is the Bread of Life. He is the food that satisfies for all of eternity. Let your mind be overtaken by this familiar passage today as we close:
For the bread of God is the one who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” So they said to him, “Sir, always give us this bread!” Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. The one who comes to me will never be hungry, and the one who believes in me will never be thirsty again. But I said to you that you have seen me and do not believe. Everyone whom the Father gives to me will come to me, and the one who comes to me I will never throw out, because I have come down from heaven not that I should do my will, but the will of the one who sent me. Now this is the will of the one who sent me: that everyone whom he has given me, I would not lose any of them,d but raise theme up on the last day. For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks at the Son and believes in him would have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.” John 6:33-40
Posted by: Todd Thomas