Sacrifices—found 298 times in 272 Old Testament verses and forty-one times in forty New Testament verses
Variations: sacrifice, sacrificed, sacrificedst, sacrifices, sacrificeth, sacrificing
Last usage in the Old Testament: Malachi 1:14 (sacrificeth)
First usage in the New Testament: Matthew 9:13 (sacrifice)
Interesting fact: Many of the Old Testament burnt offerings most likely produced an unpleasant and unbearable smell for those who were within a reasonable distance of the sacrifice as it was offered. The unpleasantness was a constant reminder of sin and its dire consequences. However, the descriptive phrase implemented in such sacrifices describes the Lord’s perspective on the matter by saying that it was a “sweet savour” (Leviticus 1:9, 13, 17) unto the Lord. Sacrifices made with the right heart reminded man of his sinfulness and its consequences. Interestingly, these same sacrifices reminded the Lord of the beauty of man’s faithful obedience to His statutes.
Bible study tip: It can be quite difficult to distinguish between names and titles in the Bible. This is especially true concerning those who are new to the Bible or just beginning faithful Bible study. Though there are numerous examples of titles that could be perceived as names, the clearest and simplest one to distinguish is the title Pharaoh. After all, it is quite clear that the Pharaoh who dealt with Moses (Exodus 6:29) is not the Pharaoh with whom Solomon made affinity (1 Kings 3:1).
Sunday, Day 274—Church Day (no devotional)
Monday, Day 275—He Shall Cause the Sacrifice to Cease
Tuesday, Day 276—Motive Means Everything
Wednesday, Day 277—Church Night (no devotional)
Thursday, Day 278—Companions of Sacrifice
Friday, Day 279—Offering Up Spiritual Sacrifices
Saturday, Day 280—Let Us Offer Sacrifices Continually
Day 274: Church Day
Psalm 116:17 I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the LORD.