Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


August 12, 2009

Christians are called to be Christ-centered. Yet in a world of self-fulfillment, that can be a tough commitment to honor.

In this way present the food offering everyday for seven days as a an aroma pleasing to the Lord; it is to be offered in addition to the regular burnt offering and its drink offering.
-Numbers 28:24 TNIV

The Book of Numbers contains many instructions about offerings, rituals, festivals, all of them seem to have God as the focus which is true. However, God has no need of offerings (this is a reminder!) or of holy festivals. The Lord has no need of such, but we do. The offerings, the festivals, the ritual invites us to take our hearts and minds off of our focus and put it on a Christ-focus, a Christ-center.

It becomes a pleasing offering or festival when we lift our eyes from our concern and make Christ the Lord our concern. That's what makes an offering a pleasant fragrance.


Dale Patterson