The second offering described in Leviticus is the grain offering. Like the burnt offering, this was a voluntary sacrifice, but this one, as the name suggests, did not involve an animal but rather grain. The fine flour was mixed with oil, frankincense, and salt and burned, and the fire and smoke were a pleasing aroma to God. This offering pictured a person’s gratitude for God’s provision and his or her desire to live with generosity in response.
We can look at this offering, like the burnt offering, and see how it points to Christ, who demonstrated unmatched humility and generosity in taking on flesh, coming to earth, and offering Himself—a priceless treasure—so that we might have forgiveness and eternal life. As believers, then, we too should seek to demonstrate scandalous generosity to those around us so that they might see the beauty and power of the gospel.
How can you be more generous this week with your time and resources?