Day 156 - Lev. 6, Verses 14-30

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V. 14-23 The law of the Meal offering. A handful of the flour (meal) was to be taken from the offerer by the priest. Oil (a picture of the power of the Holy Spirit) and frankincense (a picture of the graces of our Lord Jesus Christ) were put upon the flour and all burnt upon the altar.
V. 16-18 The part that remained was for the priest (Aaron) and his sons. Christ is our High Priest, and we are like the sons of Aaron. In those days there was a difference between the priests and the people. Today, every believer in the Lord Jesus is a priest (1 Peter 2:55Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. (1 Peter 2:5) and 9). There is no place for a person to come between believers and God, as for instance, a minister today. It is a denial of the truth of Christianity. The Bible makes it very plain -1 Tim. 2:55For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; (1 Timothy 2:5). Rabbi, priest or minister are what men have made. It is a mixture of Jewish and Christian religions. And you cannot mix these two. The Lord Himself was teaching this in Matt. 9:16-1716No man putteth a piece of new cloth unto an old garment, for that which is put in to fill it up taketh from the garment, and the rent is made worse. 17Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved. (Matthew 9:16‑17). God gives one gift to one person, rarely two gifts, but ministers must carry out all gifts (Eph. 4:1111And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; (Ephesians 4:11)).
V. 24-30 How careful the priests had to be! Do we realize how careful we should be about the little things we do? The priest had to eat some of the sin offering. Even the sons of the priests ate this sin offering. This tells us believers a very important point...that when other believers sin, we should be as concerned about them as if we had done the sin ourselves.