Day 103 - Exodus 29

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V. 1-8 Though the expression "the priests" included Aaron and his two sons, Nadab and Abihu, it is worthwhile noticing that Aaron's clothes were more colorful than his sons. Why? Because Aaron is a type of Christ, and his sons a type of the individual believer in Christ.
V. 9-28 Aaron and his sons are consecrated to God as priests. Sometimes the description applies to all three, sometimes only to Aaron. Christ shares some of His glories with us (John 17:2222And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: (John 17:22)) and some are His alone (John 17:55And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was. (John 17:5)). The word consecrated (verse 9) means "to fill the hand". (Verse 24) The priests took parts of the ram into their hands and waved (or offered them up) before God. As priests, you and I do this. We, as it were, lift up Christ to God. This is what worship is. The Father is ever delighted when we realize what Christ has done for Him. So let us "fill the hand" with Christ!
V. 29-30 When Aaron died, all his position and garments passed on to the eldest son.
V. 38-46 These were the offerings to be made to God each day. Would you like a lovely verse which applies to you today? Heb. 13:1515By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name. (Hebrews 13:15). May it be true of us!