Monthly Archives: April 2012

anointed devotion

Leviticus 6:8-7:38     Aaron and his sons were designated by the LORD to serve as priests under the covenant.  This involved much responsibility, but it also came with privileges.  Many of the sacrifices went to the priests, after a portion was … Continue reading

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blameless devotion

Leviticus 5:14-6:7         These are not the words of a God who ignores sin and guilt.    These are the words of the LORD, who punishes the guilty.  But he does not want to.  It is not God’s desire that any perish, … Continue reading

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a devoted community

Leviticus 4-5:13     The sin offering communicates some important things about God.  He is a holy God, and he cannot overlook sin, even when the sinner is unaware of it.  As soon as the worshipper is aware of any sin, he … Continue reading

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committed devotion

Leviticus 3    The peace offerings showed how the worshipper could demonstrate complete dependence on the LORD, and find peace only in his relationship with the LORD.  Whatever was offered, it had to be without blemish.  You cannot offer your life … Continue reading

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well-prepared devotion

Leviticus 2     The grain offerings had to be well-prepared by the worshipper.  They had to look good, smell good, taste good.  A portion of them would always be consumed on the altar, but the rest would go to the priests. … Continue reading

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complete devotion

Leviticus 1     The book of Leviticus picks up on the Exodus theme of sanctification, with only a slight twist.  The issue in Leviticus is not how can I escape Egypt?  but how can I express my devotion to the LORD? … Continue reading

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Exodus: a finished (?) work

Exodus 40     After all those detailed instructions from the LORD, and Moses and those under him completing the tabernacle according to those specifications – you would think that at least Moses would be able to enter into the glory when … Continue reading

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Exodus: serving in God’s name

Exodus 39      Those who served at the tabernacle were to be as ornately dressed as the tabernacle itself.  It is a special thing to serve God for the sake of your people, and to represent him to your people.  This … Continue reading

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Exodus: the outer court

Exodus 38      Just as much detail is given as to the articles and raw materials that made up the outer court as the tabernacle itself.  It was crucial that the Israelites understand that access into the presence of God is … Continue reading

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Exodus: work matters

Exodus 37     This entire chapter records the work done by Bezalel. His work was so eternally significant that it is recorded in the Bible.  For some people, work is just a means to get what they want. They work for … Continue reading

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