Exodus 29

* The sacrifice and ceremony for the consecration of the

priests. (1-37) The continual burnt-offerings, God's promise to

dwell among Israel. (38-46)

1-37 Aaron and his sons were to be set apart for the priest's

office, with ceremony and solemnity. Our Lord Jesus is the great

High Priest of our profession, called of God to be so; anointed

with the Spirit, whence he is called Messiah, the Christ;

clothed with glory and beauty; sanctified by his own blood; made

perfect, or consecrated through sufferings, #Heb 2:10|. All

believers are spiritual priests, to offer spiritual sacrifices,

#1Pe 2:5|, washed in the blood of Christ, and so made to our God

priests, #Re 1:5,6|. They also are clothed with the beauty of

holiness, and have received the anointing, #1Jo 2:27|. The

Spirit of God is called the finger of God, (#Lu 11:20|, compared

with #Mt 12:28|,) and by him the merit of Christ is applied to

our souls. This consecration signifies the admission of a sinner

into the spiritual priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices,

acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
38-46 A lamb was to be offered upon the altar every morning,

and a lamb every evening. This typified the continual

intercession which Christ ever lives to make for his church.

Though he offered himself but once for all, that one offering

thus becomes a continual offering. This also teaches us to offer

to God the spiritual sacrifices of prayer and praise every day,

morning and evening. Our daily devotions are the most needful of

our daily works, and the most pleasant of our daily comforts.

Prayer-time must be kept up as duly as meal-time. Those starve

their own souls, who keep not up constant attendance on the

throne of grace; constancy in religion brings in the comfort of

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