Leviticus 1:3 If his offering be a burnt sacrifice of the herd, let him offer a male without blemish: he shall offer it of his own voluntary will at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the Lord.
Sacrificial worship cannot be forced: It must be willingly offered. Burnt offering is a representation of sacrificial worship. Leviticus 1:3 stated 3 things about sacrificial worship that must be taken note of. First, it must be without blemish; which suggests that our sacrificial worship should be acceptable to God and for that to be the case we must give Him our best worship. In Deuteronomy 15:21 the people of God were told that if the animal was blind or lame it should not be offered to the Lord as a sacrifice. God only wants your best worship.
The second thing noted about sacrificial worship is that it must be willingly offered. It is only sacrificial worship if it is willingly offered. If someone has to push or coerce you to worship, it is not sacrificial. We must willingly offer ourselves as living sacrifices to Him.
The final requirement of sacrificial worship stated in the scripture is that it must be offered at the door. Jesus referred to himself as the door in St. John 10:9. Since Jesus is the door, the implication of the scripture is that God must be the object of our worship. It is only sacrificial worship if the motive is to lift up Jesus. If the intent of our worship is to be seen by men or to please others, then it is not sacrificial worship. Put God at the center of your worship.
God is looking for true worshippers who will worship Him spirit and truth: purpose in your heart to be one of them.
Life Application: Make God the object of your worship and willingly offer to him your best worship.
Prayer: Lord, I present my body as a living sacrifice. May it be holy and acceptable unto you. I choose to worship you in spirit and truth. In Jesus’ name, amen.