Exodus 30:36, “And thou shalt beat some of it very small, and put of it before the testimony in the tabernacle of the congregation, where I will meet with thee: it shall be unto you most holy.”
For several chapters, Exodus talks about all the requirements and design for the altar and sacrifices. There is so much detail that God put into the altar. Every little thing was planned out. In regards to the sacrifice, it had to be holy. It could not just be any sacrifice. It has to be a holy one.
This reminds me of our lives. The altar, or the place of surrender, in our lives is very detailed. God has put so much thought into it, and He has every little thing planned out for our lives. All we have to do is offer ourselves as a holy sacrifice.
Romans 12:1 tells us, “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.” This verse tells us that we are to present ourselves as a living sacrifice to God. Then, the verse gives requirements for our sacrifice, and the first requirement is holiness.
Like I wrote about yesterday, too many Christians are halfway in and halfway out. God tells us in Revelation 3:16, “So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.” God wants us to offer ourselves and our lives to Him completely and as a holy sacrifice.
Now, do not take this the wrong way and use it as an excuse. Do not make the fact you are not holy an excuse why you don’t give your life to the Lord. This ought to challenge us to want to live holy. God has put so much thought and detail in our lives that He has great things in store for us if we live for Him. In my days on this earth, I have never met a person who had regrets about serving the Lord, but I have heard of many who have regrets about not serving the Lord. Do not add your name to the latter list. Offer yourself as a holy sacrifice to the Lord and allow Him to use your life.