"Consecrate yourselves therefore, and be holy, for I am the LORD your God." Leviticus 20:7
Text: Exodus 29 : 40-42
OTHER TYPES OF DAILY OFFERINGS
The burnt offerings were never offered on their own. These were accompanied by the following offerings:-
“With the one lamb shall be one-tenth of an ephah of flour
mixed with one fourth of a hin of pressed oil,
and one-fourth of a hin of wine as a drink offering.
And the other lamb you shall offer at twilight;
and you shall offer with it the grain offering and
the drink offering, as in the morning, for a sweet aroma,
an offering made by fire to the LORD.
This shall be a continual burnt offering throughout
your generations at the door of the tabernacle of meeting
before the LORD, where I will meet you to speak with you.”
1. Understanding metrological terms: “hin” and “ephah”
The “hin” was an ancient Egyptian measure. The equivalent is about 6 pints. The “ephah” is also of Egyptian origin. It is nearly a bushel.
2. Flour and oil
These were to be offered to the LORD in worship. The worshippers would be reminded of how the Lord was their Provider! This would be offered in the morning.
3. A Drink Offering
This would be poured out before the Lord, recognizing once again God’s provision for His people.
4. A Grain Offering
This would be offering at twilight with the lamb and the lamb offered in the evening.
A CONTINUAL BURNT OFFERING
These daily offerings were to be done by the priests faithfully! This was a command that was not to be trifled with! These offerings have deep symbolic meanings! These sacrifices were never meant to feed a hungry God!
“If I were hungry, I would not tell you;
For the world is Mine, and all its fullness.
Will I eat the flesh of bulls?
Or drink the blood of goats?
Offer to God thanksgiving…”
The offerings given were to express thanksgiving in worship!