Monday, March 21, 2011

Exodus: Chapter 29

Consecration is one of those 'religious' words that is hard for me to grasp in some ways.  I love this picture that makes it clear consecrating is done to one--not by one.  God has consecrated us--set us apart for His purposes--by the work of Christ.  We can not consecrate ourselves; our consecration rests on Jesus!

Moses was called to 'wash' the priests; Christ's blood washes us--cleanses us of all unrighteousness.  Then the garments--though we looked at the garments yesterday as representatives of Christ, today, we can consider that Jesus Christ IS our clothing.  He gives us His righteousness to dress us for service! 

The burnt offerings remind us that a sacrifice--a death--for sin is required.  Again, Jesus is our perfect sacrifice.  Just as a daily sacrifice was required in the Tabernacle, we are to daily come before the Lord and present our lives as a living sacrifice. 

Our Creator wants to meet with us; He has done all that is necessary for that to be possible.  Will we show up?

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