onsdag, april 15, 2009

Dagens tanke

Om syftet med beskrivning av brännoffer i 3 Mos 1:1-9, säger Wenham bland annat:

Using a little imagination every reader of the OT soon realizes that these ancient sacrifices were very moving occasions. They make modern church services seem tame and dull by comparison. The ancient worshipper did not just listen to the minister and sing a few hymns. He was actively involved in the worship. He had to choose an umblemished animal from his own flock, bring it to the sanctuary, kill it and dismember it with his own hands, then watch it go up in smoke before his very eyes. He was convinced that something very significant was achieved through these acts and knew that his relationship with God was profoundly affected by this sacrifice. (The Book of Leviticus, NICOT, 55)
Det påminner mig om Paulus beskrivning av en gudstjänst i den tidiga kristna församlingen:

Vad innebär nu detta, bröder? Jo, att när ni samlas har var och en något att bidra med: sång, undervisning, uppenbarelse, tungotal eller uttolkning. Men allt skall syfta till att bygga upp. (1 Kor 14:26:)

1 kommentar:

Förkunnarbloggen sa...

Broder...god läsning. Låt oss gå till Herrens hus på söndagarna, inte som åskådare utan som i allra högsta grad deltagare. Gudstjänsten får bli ett mikrokosmos av livet i övrigt, där vi bär fram oss själva som levande offer, samtidigt som vi firar det största offret av dem alla! =)

Guds frid!
broder G.