Mar 15

spiritual_life_a_pleasing_aroma

Good morning!
Text: Numbers 28-30; Psalm 36
Offerings upon offerings are described in the Old Testament Law!  These passages may seem tedious and repetitious, but there are powerful themes here.  Consider these words (Numbers 28:6) –
It is a regular burnt offering, which was ordained at Mount Sinai for a pleasing aroma, a food offering to the Lord.
When I see the words, “pleasing aroma.” I think of how the house smells when there’s something special in the oven at the end of a long day.  Immediately I am grateful for the cook, for her thinking of me, and for her labor on my behalf.   I can imagine the Lord finding the aroma of the sacrifices pleasing because it is the smell of God’s people choosing to be obedient, choosing to seek Him, wanting to be forgiven of their sin.  It is the smell of relationship, and of love.  So – here’s one: Are we living for Him that we might be a pleasing aroma to the Lord?
in Him,  Mike