Leviticus 7 give the worshipper instructions regarding what kind of sacrifice is required if peace with God is desired. There are times when people, even God’s people, become alienated from God.

Like Jacob we all wrestle with God on occasion. We rebel against our situation. We become bitter with God for allowing things to happen and we demand answers as if God is responsible to us. Sometimes we give God the silent treatment. We stay away from church or we don’t read our Bible. We make our own little declaration of war against God and the only person we hurt is ourselves. Sooner or later we have to make up with God.

Donald Grey Barnhouse puts it this way: “Every soul has been at war with God, and therefore every soul must have peace with God through cessation of the hostilities which exist between the individual and the Creator. How is the warfare to be brought to an end? … God has made peace, and no other peace can be made except that which he has already made.”

The New Testament instructs the Christian regarding what kind of sacrifice is necessary to achieve peace with God. Romans 5:1 says, “Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Our peace with God comes through our faith in Jesus Christ.