Saturday, May 28, 2016

Saturday - Leviticus 7 - In Conclusion

This passage teaches that the priests were allowed to keep certain parts of certain sacrifices for themselves. Every priest was allowed to eat part of certain sacrifices, if they ate it while they were in the foremost section of the Tabernacle. Not only did they eat of some sacrifices, but the skins of burnt offerings became the possession of the priest who offered it. It is likely that they used it as something of a currency.  Remember, the tribe of Levi did not have the same opportunities as those of the other tribes to earn wages, so God arranged for their keep in this way.

Additionally, some of the meat offerings became the possession of the priests (Lamentations 3:24). In some cases, it was kept by the priest making the offering and in other cases it was commonly held.

The burnt offering, the meat offering, the sin offering, the trespass offering and the peace offering... all had separate and specific purposes and meanings. Whether in worship, adoration, fellowship, repentance or in thanksgiving - every offering pointed in some way to the ONE who would come and fulfill all of the demands of every sacrifice, forever.

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