The Story of the Glory Pt. 3: “Acceptable and Unacceptable Offerings unto the Lord”

I. Pursing Character Development with the Lord

“Lord please remember my offering and accept my burnt sacrifice.”

-Psalm 20:3

II. Focus text: “Restoring our sacrfice and worship unto the Lord”

“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.”

-Romans 12: 1

III. Understanding the Power and Significance of the Peace Offering

 “If he offer it for a thanksgiving, then he shall offer with the sacrifice of thanksgiving unleavened cakes mingled with oil, and unleavened wafers anointed with oil, and cakes mingled with oil, of fine flour, fried.
13 Besides the cakes, he shall offer for his offering leavened bread with the sacrifice of thanksgiving of his peace offerings.”

-Leviticus 7: 12-13

Symbols of the Peace Offering of the Lord

Acceptable Unacceptable
Noah (Burnt/Peace offerings) Genesis 8:20-21Saul (Burnt Offering)1 Samuel 13:12-13; 28:18
1 Chronicles 10:13
Gideon (Peace offering, tearing down the altars of his father’s house- to Baal and Ashera) Judges 6: 24-32Ahab 1 Kings 16:32 (Altars)
Joshua (Burnt/Peace offerings) Joshua 8:31Israel (all offerings) Isaiah Chapter 1
Moses (Burnt/Peace offerings) Exodus 24:5Israel (all offerings) Amos 5:22
Tribes of Israel, less Benjamin (Burnt/Peace offerings) Judges 21Israel (all offerings) Malachi 1: 8
David (Burnt/Peace Offerings) 2 Samuel 6:19; 24:25Ananias & Saphira (Offerings of lies & deception) Acts 5
Solomon (Burnt/Peace Offerings) 1 Kings 3:15; 9:25
Christ (All offerings) Ephesians 2: 13-14
Hannah (Peace) 1 Samuel 1:21-28

IV. Crafty Counterfeits of Peace Offerings: Setting a Trap for Fools through “Religious Deception”

The Religious Counterfeit: “Jezebel always comes with an offering from Hell”

“I have peace offerings with me; Today I have paid my vows.”


The Crafty Harlot
For at the window of my house I looked through my lattice, 7 And saw among the simple, I perceived among the [a]youths, A young man devoid[b] of understanding, 8 Passing along the street near her corner; And he took the path to her house 9 In the twilight, in the evening, In the black and dark night. 10 And there a woman met him, With the attire of a harlot, and a crafty heart. 11 She was loud and rebellious, Her feet would not stay at home. 12 At times she was outside, at times in the open square, Lurking at every corner. 13 So she caught him and kissed him; With an [c]impudent face she said to him: 14 “I have peace offerings with me; Today I have paid my vows. 15 So I came out to meet you, Diligently to seek your face, And I have found you. 16 I have spread my bed with tapestry, Colored coverings of Egyptian linen. 17 I have perfumed my bed With myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon. 18 Come, let us take our fill of love until morning; Let us delight ourselves with love. 19 For [d]my husband is not at home; He has gone on a long journey; 20 He has taken a bag of money [e]with him, And will come home [f]on the appointed day.” 21 [g]With her enticing speech she caused him to yield, With her flattering lips she [h]seduced him. 22 Immediately he went after her, as an ox goes to the slaughter, Or [i]as a fool to the correction of the [j]stocks, 23 Till an arrow struck his liver. As a bird hastens to the snare, He did not know it [k]would cost his life. 24 Now therefore, listen to me, my children; Pay attention to the words of my mouth: 25 Do not let your heart turn aside to her ways, Do not stray into her paths; 26 For she has cast down many wounded, And all who were slain by her were strong men.
27 Her house is the way to [l]hell, Descending to the chambers of death.

Proverbs 7

Fellowship with the Altars of your Fathers & Communion at the Tables of Demons

Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;
And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;
And did all eat the same spiritual meat;
And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.
But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.
Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.
Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.
Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.
Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents.
10 Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.
11 Now all these things happened unto them for examples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.
12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.
13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
14 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.
15 I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say.
16 The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?
17 For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.
18 Behold Israel after the flesh: are not they which eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar?
19 What say I then? that the idol is any thing, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing?
20 But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.
21 Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.
22 Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?
23 All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.
24 Let no man seek his own, but every man another’s wealth.
25 Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, that eat, asking no question for conscience sake:
26 For the earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof.
27 If any of them that believe not bid you to a feast, and ye be disposed to go; whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking no question for conscience sake.
28 But if any man say unto you, this is offered in sacrifice unto idols, eat not for his sake that shewed it, and for conscience sake: for the earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof:
29 Conscience, I say, not thine own, but of the other: for why is my liberty judged of another man’s conscience?
30 For if I by grace be a partaker, why am I evil spoken of for that for which I give thanks?
31 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
32 Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God:
33 Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.

1 Corinthians 10

About The Author