13th October 2012, mgh
2) Thanksgiving in the Law
The Law of Moses contained many laws that had to be observed. There were some that were not compulsory and included the law of thanksgiving. This enabled those who were aware of their blessings to offer thanks to Yahweh. Does this make us consider how often we need to think about our blessings and show our thankfulness in prayer?
And this is the law of the sacrifice of peace offerings, which he shall offer unto the LORD. 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. Besides the cakes, he shall offer for his offering leavened bread with the sacrifice of thanksgiving of his peace offerings. And of it he shall offer one out of the whole oblation for an heave offering unto the LORD, and it shall be the priest's that sprinkles the blood of the peace offerings.
And the flesh of the sacrifice of his peace offerings for thanksgiving shall be eaten the same day that it is offered; he shall not leave any of it until the morning. .(Leviticus 7:11-15)