'offerings' tagged posts

Why Sacrifices?

In light of this week’s Torah portion Vayikra, I thought I would post this question someone wrote us about the sacrificial system for you to meditate on… Question: Can I ask you why YHVH asks for sacrifices?  If he cannot change, how can he change this system of death He gave? Some say he did…

Learning faith, obedience, and gratitude from Abel!

In the early days of Cain and Abel the offerings were not so much for sin as they were of gratitude and this was shown by giving some of the best firstfruits of what God had provided… whether fruit, grain or livestock. Deuteronomy 26:2 says, “Take some of the firstfruits of all that you produce from the soil of the land the LORD your God is giving you and put them in a basket.”- Keeping this idea in mind, let’s compare the nature of Abel’s sacrifice with Cain’s sacrifice.