Numbers 7* The offerings of the princes at the dedication of thetabernacle. (1-9) The offerings of the princes at the dedicationof the altar. (10-89)1-9 The offering of the princes to the service of thetabernacle was not made till it was fully set up. Necessaryobservances must always take place of free-will offerings. Themore any are advanced, the greater opportunity they have ofserving God and their generation. No sooner was the tabernacleset up, than provision is made for the removal of it. Even whenbut just settled in the world, we must be preparing for changesand removes, especially for the great change. 10-89 The princes and great men were most forward in theservice of God. Here is an example to those in authority, and ofthe highest rank; they ought to use their honour and power,their estate and interest, to promote religion and the serviceof God in the places where they live. Though it was a time ofjoy and rejoicing, yet still, in the midst of their sacrifices,we find a sin-offering. As, in our best services, we areconscious that there is sin, there should be repentance, even inour most joyful services. In all approaches to God we must byfaith look to Christ as the Sin-offering. They brought theirofferings each on a day. God's work should not be doneconfusedly, or in a hurry; take time, and we shall have done thesooner, or, at least, we shall have done the better. If servicesare to be done for twelve days together, we must not call it atask and a burden. All their offerings were the same; all thetribes of Israel had an equal share in the altar, and an equalinterest in the sacrifices offered upon it. He who now spake toMoses, as the Shechinah or Divine Majesty, from between theCherubim, was the Eternal Word, the second Person in theTrinity; for all God's communion with man is by his Son, by whomhe made the world, and rules the church, who is the sameyesterday, to-day, and for ever.
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