The New Covenant sacrifices are far more demanding than the Old Covenant sacrifices. But there are poignant lessons to be learned from animal sacrifices.
We tend to forget how different holy days offerings were under the Old Covenant. However, the important part of giving offerings remains the same.
Martin Collins, analyzing the differences between the offerings of Cain and Abel, emphasizes that failure to obey the command specifically requiring a livestock offering rather than produce from already-cursed ground (Genesis 3:17) disqualified Cain's offering. The observation that Cain's countenance fell suggests that he had …
The Bible does not explicitly reveal what prompted Cain's actions, but there is a possibility that is worth considering as to why he acted as he did.
The stories of Cain, Balaam, and Korah help us to understand Jude's urgent warning to the church for all time. These men's ways are continually repeated.
Abel was totally consumed, becoming the first martyr for faith. Likewise, when we are called to God, we can expect to be used until we are consumed.
The lessons of Abel, Enoch, and Noah in Hebrews 11 are sequential. The lesson of Abel's faith must be understood before Enoch's example can be followed.
The sacrificial system of Leviticus typifies spiritual sacrifices which we perform under the New Covenant. The animal sacrifices focused on total commitment.
Cain represents religion and worship on a person's own terms, according to his own priorities, rather than according to God's instruction.
If we lack love for our brethren who live in the presence of God, we are emulating Cain. It is God's desire that we stay in the fellowship.
This comprehensive overview of tithing explores the attitudes we should have toward tithing, the purposes of the tithe, and the benefits of tithing.
The spirit of the law does not do away with the letter of the law; without the letter, there is no spirit because there is no foundation. Examples show God's will.
In taking undue attention off the self, sacrifice (as an act and as a way of life) creates peace, prosperity, cooperation, and most of all, character.
God protected Enoch from death so he could teach Noah, providing the godly instruction that Methuselah and Lamech (Noah's grandfather and father) failed to give.
Using assumptions, some have concocted some nine conflicting calendars. The preservation of the oracles has not been entrusted to the church but to the Jews.
The seven 'I will' promises Got made to Abraham were truly foundational promises, impacting the lives of multiple billions of people up to the present day.
Abraham, the father of the faithful, did not have a blind faith; it was based upon observation of God's proven track record of faithfulness.