Bible Cross References
Take heed to thyself that thou offer not thy burnt offerings in every place that thou seest:
Deuteronomy 12:6
There you are to offer your sacrifices that are to be burned and your other sacrifices, your tithes and your offerings, the gifts that you promise to the LORD, your freewill offerings, and the first-born of your cattle and sheep.
Leviticus 17:2-5
to give Aaron and his sons and all the people of Israel the following regulations.
Any Israelites who kill a cow or a sheep or a goat as an offering to the LORD anywhere except at the entrance of the Tent of the LORD's presence have broken the Law. They have shed blood and shall no longer be considered God's people.
(SEE 17:3)
The meaning of this command is that the people of Israel shall now bring to the LORD the animals which they used to kill in the open country. They shall now bring them to the priest at the entrance of the Tent and kill them as fellowship offerings.
1 Kings 12:28-32
After thinking it over, he made two bull-calves of gold and said to his people, "You have been going long enough to Jerusalem to worship. People of Israel, here are your gods who brought you out of Egypt!"
He placed one of the gold bull-calves in Bethel and the other in Dan.
And so the people sinned, going to worship in Bethel and in Dan.
Jeroboam also built places of worship on hilltops, and he chose priests from families who were not of the tribe of Levi.
Jeroboam also instituted a religious festival on the fifteenth day of the eighth month, like the festival in Judah. On the altar in Bethel he offered sacrifices to the gold bull-calves he had made, and he placed there in Bethel the priests serving at the places of worship he had built.
1 Kings 15:34
Like King Jeroboam before him, he sinned against the LORD and led Israel into sin.
2 Chronicles 15:17
Even though Asa did not destroy all the pagan places of worship in the land, he remained faithful to the LORD all his life.