Regular nibbles from the Bible. . .come for a bite, leave with an appetite

May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight. (Psalm 19:14, MSG)

Saturday, February 9, 2013


Did I read that right? After all the admonitions against offering yeast (except as the firstfruits), there is an offering that requires yeast bread?

Yup. "Along with the Peace-offering of thanksgiving, present loaves of yeast bread."  Leviticus 7:11-15

Leaven is often used to symbolize sin--thus the call for unleavened bread with the sin offerings and atonement offerings.

But obviously the issue here isn't about sin. God would never ask for sin to be an added ingredient in our offerings.  But when we make a peace offering, a "thank you" to God for what He has done for us --then the flavor, the pleasure, of yeast bread is appropriate.

This continues the thought of yesterday--there is a time and a place for everything. And a peace offering, which is not a penance, but a freewill offering out of a full heart, requires giving of those things that give us joy.

If during Lent we eat unleavened bread, on Resurrection Day, we break out the wonderful rolls and celebrate the peace His death and resurrection brought us.

Today let's enjoy one of those wonderful rolls in my logo--and think of all the wonderful things God has done for us.

1 comment:

  1. In that case I would have to eat a whole lot of rolls, God is so good!