72 goats

marmsky Feb (8)

devotional post # 2286

Numbers 7:60-71

Num 7:60 On the ninth day Abidan the son of Gideoni, the leader of the people of Benjamin:
Num 7:61 his offering was one silver plate whose weight was 130 shekels, one silver basin of 70 shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a tribute offering;
Num 7:62 one golden dish of 10 shekels, full of incense;
Num 7:63 one bull from the herd, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for an ascending offering;
Num 7:64 one male goat for a mistake offering;
Num 7:65 and for the sacrifice of offering for healthy relationshipss, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Abidan the son of Gideoni.
Num 7:66 On the tenth day Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai, the leader of the people of Dan:
Num 7:67 his offering was one silver plate whose weight was 130 shekels, one silver basin of 70 shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a tribute offering;
Num 7:68 one golden dish of 10 shekels, full of incense;
Num 7:69 one bull from the herd, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for an ascending offering;
Num 7:70 one male goat for a mistake offering;
Num 7:71 and for the sacrifice of offering for healthy relationshipss, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai.

72 goats

The number of goats sacrificed during the special dedication services for the altar was 72. I have noted that the New Testament associates this number with preaching the gospel. Each tribe contributed a goat for the mistake offering, showing that God could undo the damage we have done by our sins. Each tribe contributed five goats for the fellowship offering, celebrating participation in a community purchased by God.

LORD, thank you for removing the penalty of sin from us, so that we can enjoy your presence forever.

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About Jefferson Vann

Jeff is a former Christian missionary.
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