Bible Reading Enhances Any Day (BREAD)
2/15/19 Daily Bible Reading: Leviticus 1-2, Mark 12
Author: Not stated but traditionally attributed to Moses.
Date written: Approximately the mid 1400s BC.
In ten words or less: A Holy God explains how to worship Him.
“From Know Your Bible, published by Barbour Publishing, Inc. Used by permission”
Okay now we do all understand and agree that the regulation set out here for animal sacrifice and associated offerings have no force for the Christian, but it is useful to understand the reasons behind the offerings and sacrifices. This passage for example is one of the first prohibitions against leaven in the sacrifice.
Leviticus 2:11 (KJV) No meat offering, which ye shall bring unto the LORD, shall be made with leaven: for ye shall burn no leaven, nor any honey, in any offering of the LORD made by fire.
Mark 12:13-17 (ESV) And they sent to him some of the Pharisees and some of the Herodians, to trap him in his talk. And they came and said to him, “Teacher, we know that you are true and do not care about anyone’s opinion. For you are not swayed by appearances, but truly teach the way of God. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not? Should we pay them, or should we not?” But, knowing their hypocrisy, he said to them, “Why put me to the test? Bring me a denarius and let me look at it.” And they brought one. And he said to them, “Whose likeness and inscription is this?” They said to him, “Caesar’s.” Jesus said to them, “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” And they marveled at him.