Day 158 - Lev. 7, Verses 19-38

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V. 19 "All that be clean shall eat thereof'. In those days, a person was unclean, for instance, who had touched a dead body. For us believers this would be a picture of our socializing with worldly people (the unsaved person is dead) Eph. 2:1-31And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; 2Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: 3Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. (Ephesians 2:1‑3). Fellowship with unbelievers soils a believer 2 Cor. 6:1414Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? (2 Corinthians 6:14). But not to isolate ourselves from them. In our verse, the person could eat the sacrifice with his friends who were clean. It is easy to see that it does matter with whom we have communion.
V. 22-27 Fat and blood were not to be eaten. They were only for God.
V. 30-34 The breast of the sacrifice was for Aaron and his sons. The breast a picture of the love of Christ. The right shoulder was for the priest who made the offering. The shoulder a picture of the strength of Christ. Love and power combine in Him. He had His joy in giving Himself to God. This closes the subject of the offerings. All put together they represent the perfect, but varied, work of Christ on the cross. The time you take to think about these offerings will pay a rich reward. God doesn't take seven chapters unless the subject is important. Our sins made the cross necessary.