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22 Then he presented the other ram, the ram of ordination, and Aaron and his sons laid their hands on the head of the ram. 23 And he killed it, and Moses took some of its blood and put it on the lobe of Aaron’s right ear and on the thumb of his right hand and on the big toe of his right foot. 24 Then he presented Aaron’s sons, and Moses put some of the blood on the lobes of their right ears and on the thumbs of their right hands and on the big toes of their right feet. And Moses threw the blood against the sides of the altar. 25 Then he took the fat and the fat tail and all the fat that was on the entrails and the long lobe of the liver and the two kidneys with their fat and the right thigh, 26 and out of the basket of unleavened bread that was before the Lord he took one unleavened loaf and one loaf of bread with oil and one wafer and placed them on the pieces of fat and on the right thigh. 27 And he put all these in the hands of Aaron and in the hands of his sons and waved them as a wave offering before the Lord. 28 Then Moses took them from their hands and burned them on the altar with the burnt offering. This was an ordination offering with a pleasing aroma, a food offering to the Lord. 29 And Moses took the breast and waved it for a wave offering before the Lord. It was Moses’ portion of the ram of ordination, as the Lord commanded Moses.
- Sacrifice is the main task of priests.
- This chapter records the impressive ordination ceremony of Aaron and his sons. It serves to emphasize the importance of the Old Testament priesthood and the awesomeness of the priests’ privilege. The priests, their garments and everything they would use in serving the Lord were set apart wholly for God’s service.
- During the priest’ ordination service Moses took the blood of a ram and placed some of it on the lobe of the priests’ right ear, the thumb of the right hand, and the big toe of the right foot. Those who serve God must be ready to hear His voice, to devote every effort to God’s service, and to walk in the Lord’s ways.
- The pattern hold true for believer-priests today. If we are to worship God with our service, we must listen to Him, work to achieve His ends, and maintain personal holiness by obedience.
Use this hymn as my dedication offering as being a “believer-priest.” More verses may be added to this hymn as a way of dedicating anything I own that I’m willing to offer as a fragrant sacrifice to God.
Take my life and let it be
- Take my life, and let it be consecrated, Lord, to Thee.
Take my hands, and let them move at the impulse of Thy love.
- Take my feet, and let them be swift and beautiful for Thee.
Take my voice, and let me sing always, only, for my King.
- Take my silver and my gold; not a mite would I withhold.
Take my moments and my days; let them flow in ceaseless praise
- Take my will, and make it Thine; it shall be no longer mine.
Take my heart, it is Thine own; it shall be Thy royal throne.