Lazaroo – Monday, July 11, 2011

Jul 11, 2011 I Lazaroo.


Pray the words of this Lazaroo aloud, with total transparency:

“If someone’s offering is a fellowship offering, and he offers an animal from the herd, whether male or female, he is to present before the LORD an animal without defect. He is to lay his hand on the head of his offering and slaughter it at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting. Then Aaron’s sons the priests shall sprinkle the blood against the altar on all sides.”
(Leviticus 3:1-2)

I’m struggling with this, Jesus.

The very idea of taking an innocent animal –
one of my favorites –

marching it to Your holy place
laying my hand on its head one last time

and slaughtering it?!!!

then standing there…watching in horror…
while the priests sprinkle its blood against Your altar?!!!

No wonder these kinds of sacrifices were detestable to the Egyptians, Father.

I’ve got to admit it: They’re detestable to me.

as detestable as my sin must be to You.

Exodus 8:25-27; Leviticus 18:22-30; Deuteronomy 7:25-27; Deuteronomy 27:1-7; 1 Kings 11:5-11; Ezekiel 36:31-32; Luke 16:14-15; Titus 1:14-16; 1 Peter 4:1-6

What is Lazaroo?

Take Me Deeper

Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. NIV®. Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.

2 responses so far.

  1. RM Says:

    Your description and the scripture verse made me feel deeply again how detestable it had to be for the Father to sacrifice His Only Son for us when we don’t Glorify our God and don’t appreciate the great gift that was given as we should.

  2. Jeff Says:

    If our sin is that detestable to him (and it is) imagine how detestable our offerings are when we bring practise Malachi 3:6-9. Praise his Holy name that Malachi3:10-12 stands as a promise when we repent of our sin and give to him, cheerfully, that which the Lord bids us to bring. This too is a part of growing in our walk with him, for the Lord knows our hearts.

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