Today’s Scripture Reading: Leviticus 7:1-8:36
Today’s Devotion: Did Change Occur?
Heavenly Father, peace is very important to You. You gave detailed instructions for peace offerings in Leviticus. It seems that peace offerings weren’t mandatory. They were an expression of thanksgiving, a fulfillment of a vow, or a voluntary offering. It seems that peace offerings are a way to show our love to You.
Lord, offering peace is difficult. We wouldn’t mind giving You a grain offering like the Israelites, but literally offering peace to others in today’s world doesn’t come natural. Turmoil seems to be our default setting.
Jesus, You are the ultimate peace-offering (Isaiah 9:6). You willingly gave Yourself to bring peace to our violent, sinful world. Your time on the earth is a recorded example of living a life of peace. Help us to realize that replacing peace with rage and anger is a way to worship You. Help us to give the world a gift they cannot give…
I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid. John 14:27
Holy Spirit, awake us from our complacency! Awake us from our “all about me” attitudes. Help us to offer peace to everyone we come in contact with each day. Our “peace offering” could be Your way of reaching the lost in our sphere of influence. Help us to be sensitive to Your leading.
In Jesus’ Name. Amen and Amen!
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Tomorrow’s Scripture Reading: Leviticus 9:1-11:47