Sense: to offer (worship)
v. — to present as an act of worship; often in the form of a sacrifice.
Command the Israelites and say to them, “You will be careful to present my offering, my food of my offerings made by fire, of a fragrance of appeasement to me, at its appointed time.”
In the Bible the act of offering a sacrifice to God was an act of worship. This is not just a simple act of making something available, but a spiritual act. The Israelites in the book of numbers were being instructed about the regulations of these sacrifices; their worship and as an act of faith they gave back from their resources to God. The practice of offering something to God in worship allowed for their sacrifices to be burnt up on the altar or consumed by the priests. But for the giver it was part of a process to cover over sin, to give thanks to God, to praise him, and to trust in His provision for the future. The Bible Sense Lexicon shows you in this context that “offer” takes on a deep and more spiritual dimension here.
What is the Bible Sense Lexicon?
Sense of the Day is based on content from Logos’ Bible Sense Lexicon, which organizes biblical Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek words by meaning based on a variety of semantic relationships. Sense of the Day provides examples of senses in context, along with insight into their application for theology and interpretation.
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