Week 5 Exodus 33:1 to Leviticus 12:1
Ex 33:16 Are we different from the rest of the world? Have we found favor in His sight? Does God go with us?
Ex 33:20 No one can see God’s face and live, yet Moses spoke with God face to face? (Ex 33:11) Moses also had glowing skin at times. (Ex 34:29) Perhaps there are degrees of revelation of His presence / glory.
Ex 36:1-7 God provided what was needed for the task at hand in both skill and materials. If He gives us an assignment, we should be confident that He will provide as needed.
Lev 3:17 No eating of fat or blood perpetual command. This will come into play later when Yeshua / Jesus says to eat His flesh and drink His blood, causing many to walk away.
Lev 6:13 Fire must be kept on the alter continually and not go out… This may seem an obvious point but I highly doubt that this included when they packed up and moved. My point is that commands should not override all circumstances and that all things need to be taken under consideration.
There is a lot of detail and specific requirements for the temple service and offerings. How was all of this kept straight? The ceremonies and ordinances of the temple service and ordinations are very foreign. If given in another context, I might mistake it for pagan rituals. What can we learn from all of this?
Lev 9:24 Fire came down and consumed the burnt offering. Did this happen on a regular basis? This is an unmistakable “stamp of approval”.
Next Reading: Week 6 Leviticus 12:1 to Numbers 1:1