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1 On the eighth day Moses called Aaron and his sons and the elders of Israel, 2 and he said to Aaron, “Take for yourself a bull calf for a sin offering and a ram for a burnt offering, both without blemish, and offer them before the Lord. 3 And say to the people of Israel, ‘Take a male goat for a sin offering, and a calf and a lamb, both a year old without blemish, for a burnt offering, 4 and an ox and a ram for peace offerings, to sacrifice before the Lord, and a grain offering mixed with oil, for today the Lord will appear to you.’” 5 And they brought what Moses commanded in front of the tent of meeting, and all the congregation drew near and stood before the Lord. 6 And Moses said, “This is the thing that the Lord commanded you to do, that the glory of the Lord may appear to you.” 7 Then Moses said to Aaron, “Draw near to the altar and offer your sin offering and your burnt offering and make atonement for yourself and for the people, and bring the offering of the people and make atonement for them, as the Lord has commanded.”
- This passage describes Aaron’s first sacrifice.
- After the seven days preparation, the priests began their ministry by offering a series of sacrifices, first for themselves, and then for the people.
- The sequence of these sacrifices is significant. First was the sin offering which speaks of atonement. Second was the burnt offering which speaks of personal, voluntary dedication of oneself to God. Third was the fellowship or peace offering speaks of wholeness and thanksgiving. How does reviewing this sequence renew my relationship with God?
- In the article “Cheap Grace”, it talks about certain situations with the believers: wanting forgiveness but not repentance, baptism not obedience, a believer not disciple, sin offering not burnt offering…… What about me?
Use this hymn as my prayer response for today. Read/sing slowly; take note of my feelings and responses.
- What shall I give Thee, Master? Thou who didst die for me.
Shall I give less of what I possess, Or shall I give all to Thee?
Jesus, my Lord and Savior; Thou hast giv’n all for me;
Thou didst leave Thy home above to die on Calvary.
What shall I give Thee, Master? Thou hast giv’n all for me;
Not just a part or half of my heart, I will give all to Thee.
- What shall I give Thee, Master? Thou hast redeemed my soul;
My gift is small but it is my all— Surrendered to Thy control.
- What shall I give Thee, Master? Giver of gifts divine!
I will not hold time, talents or gold— For everything shall be Thine.