Pleasing to the Lord
The offerings were to be "made to the Lord". They were to be "pleasing to the Lord." These recurring phrases emphasize the importance of keeping the Lord at the centre of all that we do. We are not to argue about who is the greatest (Mark 9:34). There is one Name that is above every name. It is the Name of Jesus. Our sacrifice is to be the sacrifice of joy. Let us, with gladness,bring our sacrifice of joy to the Lord - "at His tabernacle I will sacrifice with shouts of joy; I will sing and make music to the Lord" (Psalm 27:6).