Do not bring anything with a defect, because it will not be accepted on your behalf – Leviticus 22:20, NIV.
Before Christ, believers would offer tangible resources, either their material possessions or their livestock to GOD in return for the forgiveness of their sins, petitions or reconciliation. After Christ, the type of offering expected by GOD to believers changed all together. The sacrifice we offer today is our own selves. “Offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God, this is your spiritual act of worship,” Romans 12:1. What I want us to note is that the principles of offering have not changed, the only thing that has changed is the type of offering GOD is expecting from us.
Offering to GOD by means of livestock had conditions, the animal that was acceptable for sacrifice was without defect or blemish, it had to be worthy and in perfect condition. The same offering principles still apply to the current type of offering (our bodies), hence I said above it is the type of offering that changes and not the principle of offering. It is hardly spoken of nowadays how Christians should strive for holiness in their walk of salvation.
No one normally talks about the fact that for a believer to knowingly continue in sin is to present to the LORD a blemished, unholy sacrifice. GOD is holy, and He expects His children to honor Him with purity and holiness. The world is full of ‘grace believers’ who live their lives the way they please and I believe GOD is looking for a remnant that will pursue holiness, a different breed that will set themselves apart for GOD. Generally holiness has become so irrelevant in Christianity today that it is actually a shameful thing to observe. GOD is holy, therefore let us also be holy.
The world is full of ‘grace believers’ who live their lives the way they please and I believe GOD is looking for a remnant that will pursue holiness, a different breed that will set themselves apart for GOD