Today's passage: Leviticus 6:8-30
- Burnt offerings were to be given regularly (Exodus 29:38-42). The fire was not to go out. Because of this, whenever someone brought a sacrifice or offering, there was never to be a need to get the altar ready.
- In these passages, there is a shift from the overall instruction of each offering to the specifics concerning what the priests were to do in each offering.
- The sacrifices and offerings set the materials (The grains, meat, blood, etc.) apart for the Lord's worship. They became “holy.” Therefore, they were to be eaten, or discarded, or the materials they'd been carried in were to be washed before they left the tabernacle. What was designated as holy, needed to stay within the holy place.
Questions to consider:
- In what way did the faithfulness of the priests to give burnt offerings provide what the people needed for their worship?
- In what way did the faithfulness of the people to worship provide for the priests?
- How does the faithfulness of every one of God's people bless the church (Ephesians 4:16)?