Monday, July 30, 2007

First Offerings of Aaron Leviticus 9

Leviticus 9:7 "And Moses said unto Aaron, Go unto the altar, and offer thy sin offering, and thy burnt offering, and make an atonement for thyself, and for the people: and offer the offering of the people, and make an atonement for them; as the Lord commanded."

We have gone over the commandments to do these things and also the method to do them. Now, in chapter 9, we start with the practice of doing the things commanded.

v1-The first offerings of Aaron, for himself and the people
v8-The sin-offering
v12-and the burnt offering for himself
v15-The offerings for the peple
v23-Moses and Aaron bless the people
v24-Fire cometh from the Lord, upon the altar

In spectacular fashion the first offering is made. After all the building and getting everything just right, today is the day.

v6 "And Moses said, This is the thing which the Lord commanded that ye should do: and the glory of the Lord shall appear unto you."

At Mount Sinai it was a fearful time for the people. Moses went in their place to hear the commandments of the Lord. Then, Moses passed them on to the people. They have learned and worked in preparing for this very day, when the glory of the Lord would come down.

v23 "And Moses and Aaron went into the tabernacle of the congregtion, and came out, and blessed the people: and the glory of the Lord appeared unto ALL the people.

v24 "And there came a fire out from before the Lord, and consumed upon the altar the burnt offering and the fat: which when all the people saw, they shouted, and fell on their faces."

Remember these are the slaves that were under Eygpt's bondage for 400 years. They have had to basically learn how to honor God as the one true God. They have been in a land of many gods.

This is a glorious time for the young nation Israel. They will falter often as we journey with them. But isn't this a good day.

Proverbs 19:16 "He that keepeth the commandment keepeth his own soul; but he that despiseth his ways shall die."

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