Numbers chapter 7 records the consecration of the Tabernacle in the wilderness. Over twelve days each of the twelve tribes of Israel gave their offerings and they were all the same:
(13) And his offering was one silver charger, the weight thereof was an hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them were full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meat offering:
(14) One spoon of ten shekels of gold, full of incense:
(15) One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year, for a burnt offering:
(16) One kid of the goats for a sin offering:
(17) And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he goats, five lambs of the first year…
None gave more and none gave less. They all gave exactly as the Lord had prescribed.
When we come to Christ for salvation, none of us is allowed to give less than what God demands and God demands a perfect sacrifice. We also cannot give more than what God demands. First, we are incapable of such a feat and second, any attempt on our part to add to what Christ has already done for us is a defilement of Christ’s perfect sacrifice.
Everything we need to settle our account before God is met in Christ and Him alone. This is cause for great humility and great praise. As guilty as I am, I have no hope for salvation except in Christ. Because of Christ, I am guilt-free before a holy God. Praise His name!
But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord. (2 Corinthians 10:17)
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