Lev 16:1 Yahveh spoke to Moses after the death of the two sons of Aaron, when they drew near in Yahveh’s sight and died,
Lev 16:2 and Yahveh said to Moses, “Tell Aaron your brother not to come at any time into the Holy Place inside the veil, before the mercy seat that is on the ark, so that he may not die. Because I will appear in the cloud over the mercy seat.
Lev 16:3 But in this way Aaron will come into the Holy Place: with a bull from the herd for a mistake offering and a ram for an ascending offering.
Lev 16:4 He will put on the holy linen shirt and will have the linen undergarment over his skin, and he will tie the linen sash around his waist, and wear the linen turban; these are the holy garments. He will bathe his body in water and then put them on.
Lev 16:5 And he will take from the congregation of the people of Israel two male goats for a mistake offering, and one ram for an ascending offering.
he set the day
In this chapter, and in chapter 23, meticulous instructions are given regarding the Day of Reconciliations. This is a day of national repentance and worship that was to be held every year. But it was not up to Aaron to set that day. The LORD himself had established that it would only happen on the tenth day of the seventh month. No matter how much the nation had transgressed, it still only took a day to provide all the reconciliation needed, and the LORD established that it would happen on that day.
The LORD also set a day for worldwide reconciliation. Our Great High Priest entered the heavenly sanctuary with his own blood as the price for global reconciliation. It was only Him, and it was only then.
LORD, thank you for providing eternal reconciliation through the blood of Christ on Calvary’s cross.