But if it has any blemish, if it is lame or blind or has any serious blemish whatever, you shall not sacrifice it to the Lord your God. Deuteronomy 15:21 ESV
Have you ever been asked to support an organization with donations? Most of the time we go through all of our stuff that is still in good shape, but we don’t really care for or use. We don’t truly miss it if we donate it.
But no one usually gives up something that is used every day or their most valuable possessions in a donation. It’s just not expected!
The Jews had to give their firstborn of the flock to the Lord for sacrifice. But, this animal had to be perfect! It couldn’t have any blemish. It couldn’t be the “get rid of sacrifice.” They had to give the Lord their best!
What about you? Do you give the Lord your best? Do you give Him the best of your time or day? Do you give Him the best of your thoughts or energy?
We communicate our priorities by giving the very best to them. Since the Lord should be the most important thing in our lives, we should give Him our very best! He gave you His!
What can you change or rearrange to give Him your best?
Father, You sent Your only Son to come and die on the cross for our sin. You gave us Your very best. Help us to give You the glory, honor and praise the very best we can.