Leviticus 3:5
Then Aaron's sons are to burn it on the altar atop the burnt offering that is on the burning wood, as an offering made by fire, a pleasing aroma to the LORD.
Sermons
And Aaron's Sons Shall Burn ItR.A. Redford Leviticus 3:5
A General View OfferingsS.R. Aldridge Leviticus 3:1-5
The Peace OfferingJ.A. Macdonald Leviticus 3:1-5
The Foundation of Fellowship with GodW. Clarkson Leviticus 3:1-16
Charles Wesley's Peace-OfferingLeviticus 3:1-17
Christ Our Peace-OfferingS. Mather.Leviticus 3:1-17
Fat and Blood not to be EatenBp. Babington.Leviticus 3:1-17
Fellowship with God and Man as Illustrated in the Peace OfferingR.M. Edgar Leviticus 3:1-17
Gospel PeaceT. De Witt Talmage.Leviticus 3:1-17
Gratitude OfferingGreat ThoughtsLeviticus 3:1-17
On Terms of Peace with GodLeviticus 3:1-17
Peace ProclaimedChristian AgeLeviticus 3:1-17
Peace Through ChristLeviticus 3:1-17
Peace Through the AtonementLeviticus 3:1-17
Peace-Offerings Turned to SinA. A. Bonar.Leviticus 3:1-17
Praise-OfferingS. S. ChronicleLeviticus 3:1-17
Reason for Minute PrescriptionsJ. Cumming, D. D.Leviticus 3:1-17
The Best for GodA. Willet, D. D.Leviticus 3:1-17
The Goat in SacrificeA. A. Bonar.Leviticus 3:1-17
The Peace OfferingsR.A. Redford Leviticus 3:1-17
The Peace SacrificeF. H. White.Leviticus 3:1-17
The Peace-OfferingJ. A. Seiss, D. D.Leviticus 3:1-17
The Peace-OfferingLady Beaujolois Dent.Leviticus 3:1-17
The Peace-OfferingA. Jukes.Leviticus 3:1-17
The Peace-OfferingDean Law.Leviticus 3:1-17
The Peace-OfferingsA. Willet, D. D.Leviticus 3:1-17
The Peace-OfferingsJ. Cumming, D. D.Leviticus 3:1-17
The Sacrificial Feast of the Peace-OfferingS. H. Kellogg, D. D.Leviticus 3:1-17
on the altar upon the burnt sacrifice, which is upon the wood that is on the fire: it is an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the Lord." Notice the preparation thus made for the acceptance of man's offering. There is the altar, the fire, the wood, the burnt sacrifice, the offering of the consecrated fat. Thus Leviticus 6:12, it is said, "the priest shall burn wood every morning at the altar, and lay the burnt offering in order upon it; and he shall burn thereon the fat of the peace offerings." The abiding sacrifice, on the abiding altar, with the abiding fire, receives the occasional offering of the individual worshipper. Here is the great truth of an abiding merit, an ever-living intercession set forth.

I. God, by his grace, has provided for us THE TRUE METHOD OF RIGHTEOUSNESS AND ACCEPTANCE.

1. The superiority of Christ's sacrifice to all other - because of his person, his active and passive obedience, his declared acceptance by his baptism, transfiguration, resurrection, ascension.

2. The simple work of faith, in laying the offering on the ashes of the burnt sacrifice, in attaching the imperfect obedience of man to the infinite merit of Christ. A peace offering in the highest sense when we thus lay all upon the altar of the true mediation. The fire consuming denoted acceptance. God, in Christ, declares himself not only well pleased in his beloved Son, but in all who spiritually are identified with him. The lesser burnt offering is absorbed into the greater and abiding burnt offering, our obedience in Christ's.

II. Thus is set forth THE TRUE ORDER OF THE ETHICAL LIFE. The lesser sacrifice upon the greater. The peace offering on the burnt offering.

1. Common mistake to attempt to reverse this order. Man supposes himself capable of building up merit by moral acts. God teaches him that all ethical worth must rest upon religious completeness. The relation between God and man must be true and perfect, otherwise morality is not real, but only disguised selfishness.

2. The offering up of human life in activity, in suffering, cannot be peace offering unless it be religious. We want the greatest motive to actuate and sustain. We seem to waste our offering unless we can see it in its relation with God's work, with a redeemed and renewed world.

3. The sweetness of life is a return into our own hearts of what the Lord hath found delightful. The "sweet savour" of a consecrated obedience pervades the whole existence, and makes it fragrant both to ourselves and others. Wonderful transmuting power of religion in giving value to the apparently worthless in human character, and beauty to the commonest, and nobleness to the humblest; the whole garment of sanctity covering the native imperfections. Yet no sweet savour without fire. There must be the reality of a spiritual life - the power of God, not the mere form and appearance of the offering. - R.







These are the commandments which the Lord commanded Moses for the children of Israel.
Many of these commandments are moral and of perpetual obligation. Others of them ceremonial and peculiar to the Jewish economy, which yet have a spiritual significance, and are instructive to us who are furnished with a key to let us into the mysteries contained in them; for unto us by these institutions is the gospel preached, as well as unto them (Hebrews 4:2). And upon the whole matter we may see cause to bless God that we are not come to Mount Sinai (Hebrews 12:18).

1. That we are not under the dark shadows of the law, but enjoy the clear light of the gospel, which shows us Christ the end of the law for righteousness (Romans 10:4). The doctrine of our reconciliation to God by a Mediator is not clouded with the smoke of burning sacrifices, but cleared by the knowledge of Christ, and Him crucified.

2. That we are not under the heavy yoke of the law and the carnal ordinances of it, as the apostle calls them (Hebrews 9:10), imposed till the time of reformation, a yoke which neither they nor their fathers were able to bear (Acts 15:10); but under the sweet and easy institutions of the gospel, which pronounces those the true worshippers, that worship the Father in spirit and truth, by Christ only, and in His name, who is our Priest, Temple, Altar, Sacrifice, Purification, and All. Let us not therefore think that because we are not tied to the ceremonial cleansings, feasts, and oblations, a little care, time, and expense will serve to honour God with. No, but rather have our hearts more enlarged in free-will-offerings, to His praise, more inflamed with holy love and joy, and more engaged in seriousness of thoughts, and sincerity of intention. Having boldness to enter into the holiness by the blood of Jesus, let us draw near with a true heart, and in full assurance of faith, worshipping God with so much the more cheerfulness and humble confidence, still saying, Blessed be God for Jesus Christ.

( Matthew Henry, D. D..)

The last chapter of the book is taken up with directions for individual worship, on the details of which we cannot enter; but this general thought is suggested, that though the nation as a whole may lose its covenant standing, the way is always open for individuals. There is much comfort in this thought, in view of such dark times as those to which the prophetical part of the preceding chapter points. The door of mercy is never shut, however dark and degenerate the times may be. However wickedness may abound in the world, and coldness and deadness in the Church, God will always have His witnesses, and they will always have their opportunities. This word is never changed, "Whosoever will, let him come." In all times religion in the last resort must be an individual matter between the soul and God. No man can be saved in a crowd; but neither can any man be lost in a crowd. And sometimes, when the great multitude seems to carry all before it, God still may have His seven thousand men, known to Him alone, who have brought their individual offerings to Him, and "never bowed the knee to Baal." Remember the comfort that was given to Daniel, when his spirit was ready to faint in the prospect of the dark days which the prophetic vision had disclosed. "Go thou thy way till the end be; for thou shalt rest and stand in thy lot at the end of the days." "Go thou thy way" — in times of apostasy and darkness, it is for the individual believer to leave the destinies of the world and of the Church in the hands of Him who "doeth all things well," and seek only to be faithful to his own duty. As for others: "shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?" And as for thee, "thou shalt rest" — there is the fulfilment of the Sabbath and all the sabbatic series — "and stand in thy lot at the end of the days" — there is the fulfilment of the jubilee and all the eighth day series. Amid all the secularities and unbelief and disobedience of the times, let us seek to maintain communion with God, and bring our individual offerings, however "singular" they be, and we shall certainly find that "the joy of the Lord is our strength," and that His thoughts of love expressed in the feasts of the old covenant will be fulfilled for us, and then at the end of the days we shall enter on our sabbath of rest, and our jubilee of joy eternal.

(J. M. Gibson, D. D.).

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