Our newest series @ Departure is going to take us through various names of God. Why? Because if you’ve ever heard this: “You shall not take the name of the LORD in vain” and thought it was just about cussing, you’re missing it. “Vain” here really means thoughtlessly. When we take the name of the LORD in vain, it’s not just about cussing, it also includes “lip-service” expressions of faith, mechanical confessions, heartless acts of service, etc. So in this series, we’re going to think about the names of God. We’re going to consider what they mean so we’re not careless in our worship. We’re going to respond to His name so we’re not lazy with Him. We’re going to learn more about His name so we don’t belittle His character.
“The Lord Our Provider” appears only one time in the Bible. The story can be found in Genesis 22:1-14.
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More on God’s Provision:
More on the Burnt Offering:
- Only offering which may be accepted in the Temple from non-Jews
- Most common offering
- WHAT was offered depended on a person’s means.
The description of the burnt offering is found in Leviticus 1:1-17 and we shall look at the various verses to understand the purpose of the offering. verses 3, 10, 14. ‘from the herd’, ‘from the flock’, ‘of birds’. The offering was according to possession, which it was thought denoted a man’s standing in society and before God. If the social standing of the offerer was such that he owned a herd then he should offer a bullock. A lamb was not acceptable to God from him. If, however, the offerer did not own a herd but did have a flock, then his offering must be a sheep or a goat. If neither a herd or a flock were owned, then the offering should be a bird (turtledoves or pigeons). This offering was made by Mary, the mother of Jesus, at the time of her purification, which indicates that Jesus was born of parents who were poor and of low social standing (Luke 2:22-24). http://www.watton.org/studies&stories/feasts/feasts1.htm