“Give them this command as well. If any native Israelite or foreigner living among you offers a burnt offering or a sacrifice but does not bring it to the entrance of the Tabernacle to offer it to the Lord, that person will be cut off from the community."
INSIGHT: Not bringing the sacrifice to the Tabernacle was like trying to deal with sin on your own. God had a process to purify His people from sin and it included community. If one chose their own way they were isolated. Today we have The Way to repent of our sin solely in Jesus. While we can confess of it alone, it is the relationships in community He uses to restore us for His glory.
PRAYER: Father God, thank you for loving us so much and reminding us that you don't want us to face things alone. Jesus conquered death and the grave in victory over sin once and for all and we praise you that we have nothing to fear because of that sacrifice. Holy Spirit help us in boldness, bravery, and faith, trusting in you, as we confess our sins to you one and one another, that we may know your mercy and grace, being healed in our hearts with love and renewed in our minds with truth. We pray in the compassionate name of Jesus, Amen.