Lev 16:23 “Then Aaron will come into the conference tent and will strip off the linen garments that he put on when he went into the Holy Place and will leave them there.
Lev 16:24 And he will bathe his body in water in a holy place and put on his garments and come out and offer his ascending offering and the ascending offering of the people and provide reconciliation for himself and for the people.
Lev 16:25 And the fat of the mistake offering he will burn on the altar.
forgiveness, access, ongoing benefits
The mistake offering had to be performed by Aaron with the holy garments on, but the ascending offering was to be performed in normal clothing. Why? Because the mistake offering represented what only Christ could do for us. The ascending offering represented the access to God that we now have as his forgiven and reconciled children. The burning of the fat of the mistake offering represented the ongoing benefits we have because of the death of Christ, including unity and protection.
Thank you, LORD, for forgiveness of sins, and access to your throne, and the ongoing benefits of the reconciliation bought for us by Christ on the cross.