But what was difficult for me to understand is why the grain offering to God would have been un-leavened, for if Matzo was the bread of affliction, to remind the Jew’s of God’s deliverance from Egypt, why would you offer that to God? A cut and dried “well because leaven equals sin” just wasn’t quite answering this for me. So I went to the closest old source I could find, the Targums of the Pentateuch
The Torah commands us to stay far away from that pagan attitude. Our service of God, whether by offerings when the Temple stood or by prayer today, are not bribes that will earn God's gratitude and favor. Rather, they are symbolic acts through which we deepen our understanding of our utter dependence on God and further our life's work of seeking to come closer to Him. Introducing into the divine service any element that might create confusion on that point -- that might suggest that God needs our offerings and prayers for His pleasure -- is prohibited.
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