a soothing aroma

June 2016 (19)

Leviticus 1:10-13

Lev 1:10 “If his gift for an ascending offering is from the flock, from the sheep or goats, he will bring a perfect male,
Lev 1:11 and he will kill it on the north side of the altar in Yahveh’s sight, and Aaron’s sons the priests will coat the sides of the altar with its blood.
Lev 1:12 And he will cut it into pieces, with its head and its fat, and the priest will place them on the wood that is on the fire on the altar,
Lev 1:13 but the entrails and the legs he will wash with water. And the priest will offer all of it and burn it on the altar; it is an ascending offering, a fire offering to Yahveh with a soothing aroma.

a soothing aroma

We will see these words often describing the result of offerings burnt upon the altar in the tabernacle. They speak  of the change that comes over a person when they smell a nice aroma: a calming change to the disposition.

The ascending offering is called that because it is intended to reach God’s throne, and change his disposition toward the worshipper. Christ did that for us. Because of Christ’s death on the cross, the Father can once more be pleased with humanity. Christ has turned human beings — particularly believers in Christ — into something that makes God feel good.

LORD, thank you for reversing the enmity between the Father and us.

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About Jefferson Vann

Jeff is a Christian missionary and church elder.
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