after the blood

marmsky devotions July 2016 (14)

Leviticus 6:24-30

Lev 6:24 Yahveh spoke to Moses, and this is what he said,
Lev 6:25 “Speak to Aaron and his sons, and this is what you should say, this is the law of the mistake offering. In the place where the ascending offering is killed will the mistake offering be killed in Yahveh’s sight; it is most holy.
Lev 6:26 The priest who offers it for a mistake will eat it. In a holy place it will be eaten, in the court of the conference tent.
Lev 6:27 Anyone who touches its meat must be holy, and when any of its blood is splashed on clothing, you will wash that on which it was splashed in a holy place.
Lev 6:28 And the clay pottery container in which it is boiled will be broken. But if it is boiled in a bronze container, that will be scoured and rinsed in water.
Lev 6:29 Every male among the priests may eat of it; it is most holy.
Lev 6:30 But no mistake offering will be eaten from which any blood is brought into the conference tent to provide reconciliation in the Holy Place; it will be burned up with fire.

after the blood

If any of the blood was accidentally splashed onto the garments of the priest during the mistake offering, it had to be washed in a holy place. In other words, it was an offence to carry the blood away from the sanctuary and back into normal life. Even containers used for boiling the mistake offering had to be cleaned. The mistake offering represented the blood of Christ, which was shed on the cross once for all to provide reconciliation. If the blood of the sacrifice were left on the clothing of the priests, or on the containers, it would be a lasting reminder of that terrible cost. Rather, the LORD wants us all to keep in mind life after the blood is shed. That is what God wants for us. He wants us thinking of his eternal purpose, our eternal future.

LORD, we set our minds on our inheritance, thanking you for the cost, but celebrating the glory of permanent holiness.


About Jefferson Vann

Jeff is a former Christian missionary.
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