"O house of Aaron, trust in the LORD; He is their help and their shield." Psalm 115:10
Text: Exodus 27 : 20-21
A SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP
It was the LORD who made a very gracious statement with reference to Israel’s relation to Him.
“Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice
and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me
above all people; for all the earth is Mine. And you shall be to Me
a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.”
The Tabernacle worship that God had outlined for Israel would indeed make them stand out from other religious practices! The challenge for Israel was to be able to give full compliance!
God had asked all in Israel to bring special offerings so that the Tabernacle could be constructed. Looking beyond the construction, God also asked Israel to support the Tabernacle ministry.
“And you shall command the children of Israel that
they bring you pure oil of pressed olives for the light,
to cause the lamp to burn continually.”
Support for Tabernacle worship was to be an on-going concern. The giving did not end with the construction of the Tabernacle.
AARONIC PRIVILEGE CONFERRED
It was Aaron’s great privilege to be entrusted with the responsibility of ensuring that the lamp in the Holy Place be kept burning continually.
“In the tabernacle of meeting, outside the veil
which is before the Testimony, Aaron and his sons
shall tend it from evening to morning before the LORD.
It shall be a statute forever to their generations on behalf
of the children of Israel.”
1. A simple task
The task of ensuring that the Lamp in the Holy Place was kept lit was not a difficult piece of work at all.
2. Fulfilling simple tasks faithfully
Wherein was the challenge? Surely it lay in the manner of serving the Lord! Two things may be highlighted:-