#5447 – Difficult Sayings

Good morning people who lean past challenging statements in the Bible.

Today, I want to mention a scripture that isn’t an easy one to read. I’m doing so because Father highlighted something to me. I pray He speaks to you too.

Leviticus 1:14-17 NIV “ ‘If the offering to the Lord is a burnt offering of birds, you are to offer a dove or a young pigeon. The priest shall bring it to the altar, wring off the head and burn it on the altar; its blood shall be drained out on the side of the altar. He is to remove the crop and the feathers and throw them down east of the altar where the ashes are. He shall tear it open by the wings, not dividing it completely, and then the priest shall burn it on the wood that is burning on the altar. It is a burnt offering, a food offering, an aroma pleasing to the Lord.”

This is not exactly a nice and child-friendly passage of scripture. In fact, like plenty of other scriptures, this can be assaulting to our senses.

But it’s in the Bible.

So, what does Father want to say to us today?

Here are two things I hear:

We must not reduce God down to what doesn’t assault our senses.

We must not limit God down to what we like or what we think is acceptable.

Too often, people say, “God wouldn’t say that”, or “God wouldn’t do that”. The reason is a natural conclusion, based on natural feelings, that has a focus on what we like or don’t like.

It’s time to be spiritually minded. It’s time to be biblically based. It’s time to be kingdom centred.