“Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘He who offers the sacrifice of his peace offerings to the Lord shall bring his offering to the Lord from the sacrifice of his peace offerings. His own hands are to bring offerings by fire to the Lord.” (Lev 7:29-30)
There is no such thing as worship by proxy. In Israel, the greatest king brought his own offerings to the altar just like the poorest pauper. King David or mighty Solomon could not simply send their servants to bring their gifts to God. It had to be their own hands that brought the offerings. All are equal before the great altar of Jehovah.
We outsource everything nowadays. In a society where every field is so specialized, we tend to hire things out instead of doing it ourselves.
Outsourcing is alright with things like car repair, but it is wholly unacceptable with serving God. Your service to God is your own and no one else’s. The church can support you in your service to God, but it can’t do it for you… nor should it.
“work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.” (Php 2:12-13)
#Biblebites Matt. 4:4