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    [FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif]Monday, May 20

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    [FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif]Anything in which there is a defect you must not present.[/FONT] —[FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif]Lev. 22:20.[/FONT]
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    A fundamental standard concerning
    [/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] any animal that was to[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] be sacrificed to Jehovah was that[/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif]it be [/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif]“soundâ€[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] in all respects—not[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] blind, injured, deformed, or sick.[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] (Lev. 22:21, 22) [/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif]

    When the Israelites
    [/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] offered fruits or grains[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] to Jehovah, they needed to be[/FONT]
    “[FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif]the very bestâ€[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] of their harvests.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif](Num. 18:12, 29)[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] A second-rate offering[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] was not acceptable to Jehovah.[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] The important requirement[/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif]regarding animal sacrifices[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] pictured that Jesus’ sacrifice[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] would be spotless and unblemished[/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif]and that Jehovah would[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] sacrifice what was best and dearest[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] to him in order to redeem[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] mankind. [/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif](1 Pet. 1:18, 19) [/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif]

    The
    [/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] person making a sacrifice knew[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] that God would not be pleased[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] with a defective offering because[/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif]that would indicate that the man[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] considered the sacrifice a mere[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] formality, even a burden. [/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif](Mal. 1: 6-8, 13) [/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif]
    This should make us reflect
    [/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] on our service to God: ‘Might[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] it be appropriate for me to review[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif] the quality of my service[/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif]and my motives for serving him?’[/FONT]
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    w12
    1/15 3:6, 7
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  2. Hi All:

    Loose translation. "No, you are not doing enough, and what you are doing sucks".

    frank
     
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    I notice that many of the brothers/sisters are tired - they are also struggling with trying to look after their families, trying to make a living, some are unemployed. They have enough already to deal with in coping with the anxieties of this system, let alone having to worry about "doing more."

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