Day 229 - Numbers 28

V. 2 Notice the words "my" and "me". God Himself delights in that which would point to the coming of His beloved Son, the Lord Jesus. When the Lord Jesus died on the cross, it was that our sins might be put away. But it is important for us to remember that there was a first purpose in His death, and that was that He died for God's glory. This sacrifice was a perfect delight to the heart of God Himself. Let us remember this, for it is very important. If we were to read this chapter, and the next one, we would find that the "sin offering" is mentioned 13 times, but the "sweet savor" offerings are mentioned 58 times. What is the difference? The sin offering would remind us of the Lord Jesus putting away our sins by bearing the punishment from God and shedding His blood for us. But the sweet savor offerings would remind us of how precious and sweet that offering up of the Lord Jesus was to God Himself The more you understand this, the richer will be your praise to God. V. 4 Morning and evening there was to be that offering of the lamb. For us today it is a reminder of the precious Person of the Lord Jesus, offering Himself up to God.
V. 6-31 We ought always to be rejoicing in the Lord, and offering up to God, that which would tell Him of our delight in His beloved Son, our Savior. Do you wish to offer up a sacrifice? Then just look up and thank God for the gift of His beloved Son. Heb. 13:1515By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name. (Hebrews 13:15).