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And if his oblation be a sacrifice of peace offering, if he offer it of the herd; whether it be a male or female, he shall offer it without blemish before the LORD.
PEACE-OFFERINGS FROM THE HERD AND THE FLOCKS
The Lord Jesus has been set forth in Lev_1:1-17 as the burned-offering in relation to God; and in Lev_2:1-16, as the meal-offering in relation to man. We are now to regard Him as the peace-offering, to rectify the disturbed relations between God and man. It supplied food for God in the fat devoured by the sacred fire upon the altar, it fed the priests in those parts specially reserved for them, Lev_7:33-34; but the worshiper also might participate, Lev_7:15. Thus it was a feast that brought into close relations God, priest and people, and it furnished a beautiful typical picture of the truth taught in 1Jn_1:3, “Our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ.”
Before sitting at the sacrificial feast the offerer laid his hand on the victim’s head, as though to transfer his sins; and we are reminded that we cannot feast on Christ as our Passover unless we have been first pardoned and justified through His death.