eating to his glory


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eating to his glory

Ezekiel 46:19-20 (JDV)

Ezekiel 46:19 Then he brought me through the entrance that was at the side of the gate, into the priests’ sacred chambers, which faced north. I noticed a place there at the far western end.
Ezekiel 46:20 He said to me, “This is the place where the priests will boil the guilt offering and the failure offering, and where they will bake the grain offering so that they do not bring them into the outer court and transmit sacredness to the people.”

eating to his glory

Here is Jameson, Fawcett, and Brown’s comment on this text:

“Due regard is to be had for the sanctity of the officiating priests’ food, by cooking courts being provided close to their chambers. One set of apartments for cooking was to be at the corners of the inner court, reserved for the flesh of the sin offerings, to be eaten only by the priests whose perquisite it was (Le 6:25; 7:7), before coming forth to mingle again with the people; another set at the corners of the outer court, for cooking the flesh of the peace offerings, of which the people partook along with the priests. All this implies that no longer are the common and unclean to be confounded with the sacred and divine, but that in even the least things, as eating and drinking, the glory of God is to be the aim (1Co 10:31).”

Our everyday lives today are not to be seen as common, because we are priests to God. Everything — even how we eat — is affected by this reality.

A Commentary, Critical, Practical, and Explanatory on the Old and New Testaments by Robert Jamieson, A. R. Fausset, and David Brown [1882]


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