February Scripture Readings #18


Walk in Wisdom – Gleanings from Scripture
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Leviticus 8-10 records both the consecration of Aaron & his sons to the
priesthood, and also the terrible result of his son’s foolish disobedience. It is an
interesting and instructive passage. 8:23 notes they had a triple blood
anointing. Blood from the sacrifice was applied to the lobe of their right ear, the
knuckle of their right thumb, and the great toe on their right foot. The idea
probably being that they were to hear God first, then carry out His works with
their hands by His paths. So their innovation of “strange” fire – fire God never
called for, led them to act upon their own imaginations and walk in ways God
did not proscribe. Thus their triple sin, violating the very three things they were
consecrated to carry out – and their untimely deaths. Which ought then make
us to think of Christ; who could say with all honesty “As I hear, I judge, and my
judgment is just, because I seek not my own will but the will of him who sent
me.” John 5:30. Accordingly He did only what the Father desired and walked
where the Father took Him – even to Calvary. For this Great High Priest, our
Great High Priest would not violate His vows for self-innovation. And true to His
consecration, all He heard, did and pursued was colored – filtered if you will –
through the blood of redemption. For this He came – to die for the sins of men.
Nothing could deter Him. Nothing seemed better, even for a moment. Nothing
was said or done but what fully and perfectly fulfilled the redemptive plan of the
Father. For this purpose He was consecrated, even with His own blood – that
sinful men like you and me might have a perfect atonement for our sins, and
have it offered by a Priest who not only knows the feeling of our infirmities, but
who has also passed through the gates of Hell and death, and then into the
gates of heaven for us. He did not fail. And so our salvation is secure.

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