God Bless Your Kitchen
Posted: Wednesday, November 23
1 Peter 1:13-2:10
Verse of the day:
He explained, “This is where the priests will cook the meat from the guilt offerings and sin offerings and bake the flour from the grain offerings into bread.” (Ezekiel 46:20)
Ezekiel had a vision of a holy tabernacle. A spiritual guide leads him through the courtyard and into the inner courts. He discovers a separate entrance to the private rooms assigned to each priest. In this private area, he comes across a kitchen.
In the Old Testament tabernacle, the kitchen was used to prepare sacrificial meat; only certain portions were approved to be consumed by the priests. The reason that the kitchen was in a private area is explained in verse 20. “…They will do it here to avoid carrying the sacrifices through the outer courtyard and endangering the people by transmitting holiness to them.”
That’s quite an explanation. Let’s unpack it . . . in kitchen terms. The Glory of God was such a prominent ingredient in the sacrifices that an unholy person would be endangered simply by being in the same room as the meat. Now that’s a pretty radical food allergy. The potency of God’s holiness could not be contained.
So . . . what are you baking into your meals this week? The three keys to French cuisine are butter, butter, and butter. I agree with the premise, but I think faith, hope, and love will make a bigger impact. Choose your ingredients wisely. Have a great week, and God bless your kitchen.