Day twenty-nine: Exodus 29
“A RACRIRICE?” – Scooby Doo (2002 film)
That’s what Exodus 29 is all about. Sacrifice. I wonder how often you have to make a sacrifice?
Maybe you sacrifice going to a party to be able to go to Youth Fellowship or maybe you sacrifice your time to help out around the house. Either way, the sacrifices that we make nowadays are nothing in comparison to the sacrifice that Aaron and his sons made.
This chapter is called “The Consecration of the Priests” and when reading through it, it’s so clear that this is not something they rushed. They spent time preparing things and didn’t rush into worship. It was so important to make things holy at that time.
See the sacrifice that we’re looking at is not the ram they sacrificed but in fact the sacrifice that Aaron and his sons made. They were willing to give all 7 days of their week to serve God. A huge sacrifice of their time. I wonder how willing we would be to give up all 7 days of our week to serve God? Or would that be too much?
See this chapter is all about sacrifice and it’s full of specific instructions on how to do these specific sacrifices. Thankfully for us, we don’t need to carry out these sacrifices because we have Jesus. Jesus came to live here, die for us and then rise again so that we wouldn’t have to sacrifice rams to be able to connect with God. God wants to have a relationship with us, and we can because of the sacrifice that Jesus made.
So whilst we don’t need to sacrifice rams, it doesn’t mean we don’t need to make sacrifices. Aaron and his sons made the sacrifice of their time, what sacrifices can we make? If we want to be in relationship with God then we need to make sacrifices.
Come and see what God has done.
Question for today: What sacrifices will you make?