Leviticus 3:6 Offerings Without Defect


If you offer an animal to the LORD, you are to offer a male or female without defect. Leviticus 3:6

There are many different organizations that are willing to take donations of things to help other people. Two large organizations that do this are the Salvation Army and Goodwill. People are often willing to donate many different items to these organizations.

However, many of these donations are second hand items that are worn out or out of date items. While offering these things is better than nothing, it is not giving the best. It is often giving the leftovers or the unwanted things, rather than giving with joy and sharing the best.

As God was setting up the rules for the Israelites on giving offerings one of the things He stated was that the offerings had to be without defect. At the time, many of the offerings were animals. People would bring in animals that were no longer wanted, because of some defect in the animal. It was not an honor to bring those to God, they would dishonor God with a defective animal. They were not bring their best.

Although animals are no longer offered as sacrifice or an offering to God, people do bring offerings to God. Instead of bringing a defective animal, they bring what is leftover. Spending time with God in prayer is often hurried and as a last minute thought. Giving praise to God is often just a short quick praise or thanks with little to no thought or heart put into it.

The time and things given to God, should be the best and with full heart, not the leftovers or the broken. Offerings are to come from the first fruits, the best, not what is not really wanted or desired.

As you give your offerings and time to God, think about how you are giving and what are you giving to God. Are you giving God the best of  your time, things and abilities, or are you giving the leftovers and what you do not want?

God knows your heart and reason for giving. He also knows what your abilities are. Do not disappoint God with bringing only the unwanted garbage and things you do not want to God. Give only the best. Trust God to take care of you when you bring Him the best offerings to honor Him with all of your heart and life.

I pray today that you will desire to give to God what you have; that you will give only the best to God; that you will trust God with your giving to Him; and that your offerings to God will not be the leftovers or unwanted things only, but the best.

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