Leviticus 1:1-4 In addition to the continual burnt offering without defect, the children of Israel brought other burnt offerings and presented them to the Lord as atonement offerings for their sins. These burnt offering were a type of Christ’s offering of Himself (the perfect Sacrifice) on the Cross in atonement for all of the sins of mankind.
The offering was to be THE VERY BEST animal, without blemish. Ang handog mo ba ay walang dumi?
ARE YOUR OFFERINGS ACCEPTABLE TO GOD?
Because of Christ’s offering of Himself upon the altar of God on our behalf, no longer must we offer burnt offering for out sins. For he has made Him to be sin for us; who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him (2 Corinthians 5:21). Our sins have not just been covered; they have been completely removed from us. We are cleansed by the precious blood of the Lamb of God.
In our modern society and current situation, we are no longer required to offer animals for the forgiveness of our sins. What God wants now is our true commitment: “Seek ye first the kingdom of God…” He also said: “You shall love your God with ALL your heart, your soul and your body…” The Lord desires your 100% dedication, or an offering our time, talent and treasures, without defect which means without hesitation and faith without a doubt.
He died for us so we could live for Him! I remember the song:
“I lift my voices, I lift my hands, I lift my life unto You, I am an offering…I am an offering”