Seeing Jesus in the Fellowship Offering

Chapter 3 of Leviticus describes the Fellowship Offering.  It consisted of an ox, lamb or goat. The priest sprinkled the blood on the altar and the richest part of the animal (the liver, kidneys and fat) were burned as an offering to God. The priest was given the breast and right thigh while the worshiper and their family was to eat what remained. It is the only sacrifice, which the worshipers shared by eating a portion of the sacrifice. The word used in the Hebrew for “fellowship” is shalem. The root of shalem is shalom and means completion and fulfillment, entering into a state of wholeness and unity, a restored relationship. The fellowship offering was a celebration of the peace that already existed between the worshiper and God because of the atonement. This offering points to the restored relationship that we have with God and each other through Jesus. Because our sins are forgiven we can freely fellowship with God. We are also free to extend forgiveness to others and restore broken relationships with them.

Is there anyone in your life that you need to extend forgiveness to and let God begin to restore that relationship?

Romans 5:1-2 – Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God.

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