Category : Encouragement
Daily Bible Reading Day 90: Leviticus 2&3/John 21
People offered grain type offerings with the burnt offerings as gifts to God. This offering was a reminder that God gave them food.
These grain offerings were without yeast/leaven and some had salt. Yeast makes dough rise. Yeast is similar to how sin is in our lives. Even a little bit of yeast in bread will affect the dough, just like a little bit of sin will take over our lives. Salt represents the activity that God has in our lives. We are “the salt of the earth”. Salt gives flavor and preserves. With God in our lives, we are powerful.
Fellowship offerings were like peace offerings. They offered this as a representation for their fellowship with God.
Peter denied Jesus 3 times before His death. Jesus wanted to commission Peter. Peter was a fisherman. Peter needed to fully commit in order to only serve Jesus.
Jesus saw the disciples out on the sea. They were close enough to the shore for Jesus to ask if they caught any fish. They were having a difficulty catching fish. The disciples didn’t recognize it was Jesus. Jesus told them to throw the net over the right side of the boat. When they did and pulled up the net it was so full of fish that they couldn’t pull up the net.
Peter saw it was Jesus and jumped off the boat to swim to the shore. The boat followed Peter to shore. Jesus had a fire ready to cook some of their fish. He asked them all to come to Him with fish and have breakfast with Him.
Jesus spoke to Peter about committing his life fully to serving Him. He asked Peter three times if he loved Him. Peter answered each time “yes”. Jesus prophesized that Peter would die on a cross for serving Jesus. Peter asked if John would die too. Jesus told Peter not to be concerned with others, but only with himself. We constantly compare our walk with God to others. We need only be concerned with God’s will for us.