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Friday, February 6, 2009

I'm with Tera...

The last few days of reading has had me asking God... "Why did you require this..." and "what was the purpose to require that"... Things like having all the population counted the way it was, or having certain processes and procedures in place... And if certain things weren't upheld, the outcome was to either be put to death, or struck down and killed... I mean, that's pretty intense...

Kinda like the other day when we read that Aaron's sons were struck down for using unauthorized fire in the sacrifices... I mean, that's pretty intense... I know that one thing that has always remained the same, from the old covenant to the new covenant, is that obedience to God's instructions is necessary...

I'm so thankful that Jesus came and became the perfect sacrifice once and for all... Our bible talk has been studying out the book of Hebrews. The book of Hebrews makes a great comparison between the old testament and the new testament...

One thing it talks about how the tabernacle was created to be a shadow of what is in heaven... That is one reason that God was very particular about how it was built and the materials used... And it talks about the role of the high priests and all of the sacrifices... It's awesome that Jesus came as the great high priest and gave himself as the perfect sacrifice once and for all... Otherwise there would be a whole lot of animal sacrifice and bloodshed still today... That and as you read the OT, you will see that no one sacrifice made anybody "perfect"... That is just what the blood of Jesus did; it purified us once and for all and made us perfect in the eyes of the Lord our God...

2 comments:

Justin said...

Yeah but the thing with Aaron's sons will become important later. When the temple is built, that's the only place that sacrifices can be made. The kingdom ends up splitting in two because they sacrifice in a place outside of Jerusalem. There ends up being 2 kings and Israel goes astray. We'll read more about this when we get to King Jeroboam son of Nebat. It comes down to unity and people just deciding to do their own thing. It's what created denominations. And for priests to do it early on, that's not good.

Tera Chau said...

I didn't realize this event with Aaron's sons connects to Israel's division later, interesting!