anointed place, anointed person

marmsky devotions July 2016 (24)

Leviticus 8:10-13

Lev 8:10 Then Moses took the anointing oil and anointed the tabernacle and all that was in it, and consecrated them.
Lev 8:11 And he spritzed some of it on the altar seven times, and anointed the altar and all its utensils and the basin and its stand, to consecrate them.
Lev 8:12 And he poured some of the anointing oil on Aaron’s head and anointed him to consecrate him.
Lev 8:13 And Moses brought Aaron’s sons and clothed them with shirts and tied sashes around their waists and wrapped headbands around them, as Yahveh commanded Moses.

anointed place, anointed person

As Moses began the installation service for Aaron and his sons, he first anointed the tabernacle and Aaron with the holy oil. Oil was used regularly in the ancient near east for keeping people and animals clean, protecting them from parasites. Over time, the anointing of people with oil took of a symbolic significance. It represented purity, protection and dedication for the task one had to perform. So, it was appropriate for Moses to anoint both the holy place (the tabernacle and its furnishings) and the holy person (Aaron, as high priest).

LORD, separate us for the task you are calling us to perform. Sanctify the place where you want us to serve.


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