6. a. In this chapter, Moses called together Aaron and his sons and the elders of Israel. Moses gave them instructions.
b. The first duty assigned to Aaron and his sons was to “Take a young bull for a sin offering and a ram for a burnt offering, both without defects, and present them to the Lord.” Leviticus 9:2 NLT
c. God promised, “Present all these offerings to the Lord because the Lord will appear to you today.” That would certainly motivate me!
d. These things? Is this question about following specific commands in the correct order? Since the question is things not thing, it must refer to more than God’s promise to appear that day. (verse 4)
If so, God usually calls me to general tasks. He seldom, if ever, gives me details or how to’s. Unlike the Old Covenant, I have the Holy Spirit with me as a guide, counselor, and source of wisdom. I must tune in to Him for each next step.
I hear the phrase, “God showed up.” Or “I’m looking or waiting for God to show up” often these days.
I don’t feel comfortable using that phrase, because God is always with us, but I understand the intent behind it. It’s about faith and hope.
Also, if we do what God has called us to do, even moment by moment, we can expect Him to be with us.
And even when we disobey.
I believe, God let them see the sign of fire because of their immaturity. It served as a sign of His presence and a solemn warning. The fire He kindled also served as the fire the priests should keep burning. Lots of symbolism there.
He didn’t continually appear in a dramatic way every time they presented a sacrifice correctly.
How did you see this question?
7. a. When the fire blazed forth from the Lord’s presence and consumed the burnt offering, the people “shouted with joy and fell face down on the ground.”
b. I remember a prolonged time of worship and prayer where the presence of God was tangible. I fell to my knees with my face on the floor repeating “Holy, Holy, Holy” over and over. I’m quiet and reserved until the presence of God becomes tangible during worship. Those are memorable moments. But they don’t necessarily affect us permanently as we will see in Day 4.
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