And if his oblation be a sacrifice of peace offering, if he offer it of the herd; whether it be a male or female…
1. That in all things we should give thanks unto God. This is all the recompense which God requires for all His benefits.
2. That the best things are to be offered to God. Especially in spiritual duties "the fat" must be offered, that is, the heart and inward affection. well says, "Thy affection gives a name to thy work."
3. To abstain from all kinds of cruelty (ver. 17).
4. That all the parts and members of our body should be dedicated to God's service.
(A. Willet, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: 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.