Archive for June 2016

Exodus 30:34-38

I am not sure if I am reading more into this than I should, but there is something kind of cool in our reading today, along with some previous verses.  Much of the Tabernacle was made of gold, and back in verse 22 we see that myrrh was used in the anointing oil.  And today…

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Exodus 30:22-33

The reading today concerns the special anointing oil used to consecrate the Tabernacle and its furnishings, and the special incense that was to be burned inside the Tabernacle.  This stuff was to be unique, a special blend, to be used only for these special purposes.  They couldn’t market this is a special , high priced…

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Exodus 30:17-21

The bronze basin was positioned in the Tabernacle courtyard near the bronze altar.  It’s purpose was for the washing of the priests.  I suppose their are two ways to think about this.  The priest were dealing with the slaughter and cutting up of animals, quite a messy business.  They obviously needed to clean up some…

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Exodus 30:11-16

We have sort of a weird reading on our hands today.  The Lord commands that a census of the people be taken, but there must be a half-shekel ransom paid for each person.  Paying this “ransom” will do two things.  It will avert a plague among the people and it will act as a deed…

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Exodus 30:1-10

Earlier, back in chapter 27 we read about the bronze altar.  I may have made a mistake in writing about this altar, speaking of it as a small altar of incense located within the Tabernacle, in the Holy Place.  But that altar was actually a larger one, placed outside the Tabernacle Tent, in from of…

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Exodus 29:38-46

Why did God save the people of Israel out of the land of Egypt?  And why did God order them to build this Tabernacle and have them go through all the trouble of sanctifying it, along with the articles of furniture and the priests as well?  The answer is found at the end of our…

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Exodus 29:29-37

Aaron and his sons, as we read today, were the only ones who were allowed to eat the meat sacrificed at this ordination ceremony, and the bread that had been brought as well.  They were special people, and different from all others.  Their’s was the special work of going before God on behalf of the…

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Exodus 29:10-28

The details of this ordination ceremony for Aaron and his sons continues in our reading today.  Before we are done we have parts of the animal sacrifices burning on the altar, parts burning outside the gates, there is blood on the altar and blood on the priest’s ear lobes and blood on their robes.  In…

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Exodus 29:1-9

I wonder how it felt for Aaron and his two sons on the very first day that the suddenly became priests unto the Lord?  One day they were just regular people, and the next, they were very special people with new careers and a job to do that was solemn and very serious.  There they…

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Exodus 28:36-43

Everything that happened in the worship ceremony within the Tabernacle had to be done just so.  There was no room for people to do the service in their own ways, according to their own desires.  All this was to show that God is Holy and His holiness calls us to treat Him in very specific…

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