Today’s devotion comes from Exodus 31:1-11.

“Now the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, “See, I have called by name Bezalel, the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah.  I have filled him with the Spirit of God in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all kinds of craftsmanship, to make artistic designs for work in gold, in silver, and in bronze, and in the cutting of stones for settings, and in the carving of wood, that he may work in all kinds of craftsmanship.  And behold, I Myself have appointed with him Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan;  and in the hearts of all who are skillful I have put skill, that they may make all that I have commanded you:  the tent of meeting, and the ark of testimony, and the mercy seat upon it, and all the furniture of the tent, the table also and its utensils, and the pure gold lampstand with all its utensils, and the altar of incense, the altar of burnt offering also with all its utensils, and the laver and its stand, the woven garments as well, and the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments of his sons, with which to carry on their priesthood;  the anointing oil also, and the fragrant incense for the holy place, they are to make them according to all that I have commanded you.”  Exodus 31:1-11.

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Today’s Scripture reminds us that we are God’s workmanship created for good works.

“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.”  Ephesians 2:10.

“But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift.  …

…  And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ;  until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ.”  Ephesians 4:7 and 11-13.

“for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.”  Philippians 2:13.

“For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 1:6.

Today’s devotion comes from Exodus 30:34-38.

“Then the LORD said to Moses, “Take for yourself spices, stacte and onycha and galbanum, spices with pure frankincense;  there shall be an equal part of each.  With it you shall make incense, a perfume, the work of a perfumer, salted, pure, and holy.  You shall beat some of it very fine, and put part of it before the testimony in the tent of meeting where I will meet with you;  it shall be most holy to you.  The incense which you shall make, you shall not make in the same proportions for yourselves;  it shall be holy to you for the LORD.  Whoever shall make any like it, to use as perfume, shall be cut off from his people.”  Exodus 30:34-38.

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There are things that are set apart as holy, reserved for use in worship to God, not for our personal use as we please, as we see by the incense in today’s Scripture (particularly in verse 37 highlighted above).

In the immediate preceding Scripture, we also saw that the anointing oil was likewise set apart as holy, reserved for use in worship to God, not for our personal use as we please.  “It shall not be poured on anyone’s body, nor shall you make any like it in the same proportions;  it is holy, and it shall be holy to you.”  Exodus 30:32.

So, what are some examples of holy things, reserved for use in worship to God, that we improperly take for our personal use as we please? 

We take praise language that we use in our worship of God and improperly use the same language for our personal use as we please.  For example, we call God “awesome” in our worship of God.  But how often do we so casually use the same word “awesome” to describe persons and even things?!

We can properly pray to God for even minor things.  But how often do we casually say to others “I will pray for you” to appear sympathetic and kind to others without a sincere intent to do so?! Or, how often do we casually say “I pray” to indicate just a personal wish without even thinking of God!    

Rather than using Psalms and well-known hymns to encourage singing and praise of God by the whole congregation, we choose songs that only we know and that best show our talent to sing, using mics and loud music to drown out the singing and praise of the congregation.

We attend church to look good to others. We think more of ourselves than God.

We saw in Scripture a specific example of the improper use of the Lord’s Supper.  “Therefore when you meet together, it is not to eat the Lord’s Supper, for in your eating each one takes his own supper first;  and one is hungry and another is drunk.  What!  Do you not have houses in which to eat and drink?  Or do you despise the church of God and shame those who have nothing?”  1 Corinthians 11:20-22.

Here is one example in Scripture of God’s punishment on those who took holy things and used them for their own personal use.

“Now Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took their respective firepans, and after putting fire in them, placed incense on it and offered strange fire before the LORD, which He had not commanded them.  And fire came out from the presence of the LORD and consumed them, and they died before the LORD.  Then Moses said to Aaron, “It is what the LORD spoke, saying,

By those who come near Me I will be treated as holy,
And before all the people I will be honored.
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So Aaron, therefore, kept silent.” Leviticus 10:1-3.

“10 Now therefore, O kings, show discernment;
Take warning, O judges of the earth.
11 Worship the LORD with reverence
And rejoice with trembling.

12 Do homage to the Son, that He not become angry, and you perish in the way,
For His wrath may soon be kindled.
How blessed are all who take refuge in Him! Psalm 2:10-12.

“Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”  1 Corinthians 10:31.

But, there is hope!

“… To those who have received a faith of the same kind as ours, by the righteousness of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ:  Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord;  seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.”  2 Peter 1:1-3.

“… Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her, so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless.”  Ephesians 5:25-27.

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23.

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him.  …”  Ephesians 1:3-4.

Today’s devotion comes from Exodus 30:22-33.

“Moreover, the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, “Take also for yourself the finest of spices:  of flowing myrrh five hundred shekels, and of fragrant cinnamon half as much, two hundred and fifty, and of fragrant cane two hundred and fifty, and of cassia five hundred, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, and of olive oil a hin.  You shall make of these a holy anointing oil, a perfume mixture, the work of a perfumer;  it shall be a holy anointing oil.  With it you shall anoint the tent of meeting and the ark of the testimony, and the table and all its utensils, and the lampstand and its utensils, and the altar of incense, and the altar of burnt offering and all its utensils, and the laver and its stand.  You shall also consecrate them, that they may be most holy; whatever touches them shall be holy.  You shall anoint Aaron and his sons, and consecrate them, that they may minister as priests to Me.  You shall speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘This shall be a holy anointing oil to Me throughout your generations.  It shall not be poured on anyone’s body, nor shall you make any like it in the same proportions;  it is holy, and it shall be holy to you.  Whoever shall mix any like it or whoever puts any of it on a layman shall be cut off from his people.’”  Exodus 30:22-33.

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God’s provision of the anointing oil leads us to meditate on the Holy Spirit.  

“In Him (Christ), you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation—having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of His glory.”  Ephesians 1:13-14.

“And everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man (Christ), it will be forgiven him;  but he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him.”  Luke 12:10.

Consider the following from the Heidelberg Catechism.

Q. 53.  What dost thou believe concerning the Holy Ghost?

A.  First, that He is true and co-eternal God with the Father and the Son;  secondly, that He is also given me, to make me, by a true faith, partaker of Christ and all His benefits, that He may comfort me and abide with me for ever.

“I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever;  that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you.”  John 14:16-17.

“But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth;  for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak;  and He will disclose to you what is to come.  He will glorify Me, for He will take of Mine and will disclose it to you.”  John 16:13-14.

“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.”  John 14:26. 

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control;  against such things there is no law.”  Galatians 5:22-23.

“But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh.  For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please.  But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law.  Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are:  immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.”  Galatians 5:16-21.

“Are you so foolish?  Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh?  Did you suffer so many things in vain—if indeed it was in vain?  So then, does He who provides you with the Spirit and works miracles among you, do it by the works of the Law, or by hearing with faith?”  Galatians 3:3-5.

“Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy, to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and authority, before all time and now and forever.  Amen.”  Jude 1:24-25.

Today’s devotion comes from Exodus 30:17-21.

“The LORD spoke to Moses, saying, “You shall also make a laver of bronze, with its base of bronze, for washing;  and you shall put it between the tent of meeting and the altar, and you shall put water in it.  Aaron and his sons shall wash their hands and their feet from it;  when they enter the tent of meeting, they shall wash with water, so that they will not die;  or when they approach the altar to minister, by offering up in smoke a fire sacrifice to the LORD.  So they shall wash their hands and their feet, so that they will not die;  and it shall be a perpetual statute for them, for Aaron and his descendants throughout their generations.”  Exodus 30:17-21.

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God’s provision of a laver of bronze for washing leads us to meditate on our need for washing and what Christ has done for us.

“If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth;  but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.  If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us.  If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”  1 John 1:6-9.

“2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity
And cleanse me from my sin.
3 For I know my transgressions,
And my sin is ever before me.
4 Against You, You only, I have sinned
And done what is evil in Your sight,
So that You are justified when You speak
And blameless when You judge.

5 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,
And in sin my mother conceived me.
6 Behold, You desire truth in the innermost being,
And in the hidden part You will make me know wisdom.
7 Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
8 Make me to hear joy and gladness,
Let the bones which You have broken rejoice.
9 Hide Your face from my sins
And blot out all my iniquities.

10 Create in me a clean heart, O God,
And renew a steadfast spirit within me.” Psalm 51:2-10.

“… Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her, so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless.”  Ephesians 5:25-27.

“who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.”  Titus 2:14.

“Therefore, brethren, since we have confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He inaugurated for us through the veil, that is, His flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.”  Hebrews 10:19-22.

Today’s devotion comes from Exodus 30:11-16.

“The LORD also spoke to Moses, saying, “When you take a census of the sons of Israel to number them, then each one of them shall give a ransom for himself to the LORD, when you number them, so that there will be no plague among them when you number them.  This is what everyone who is numbered shall give:  half a shekel according to the shekel of the sanctuary (the shekel is twenty gerahs), half a shekel as a contribution to the LORD.  Everyone who is numbered, from twenty years old and over, shall give the contribution to the LORD.  The rich shall not pay more and the poor shall not pay less than the half shekel, when you give the contribution to the LORD to make atonement for yourselves.  You shall take the atonement money from the sons of Israel and shall give it for the service of the tent of meeting, that it may be a memorial for the sons of Israel before the LORD, to make atonement for yourselves.” Exodus 30:11-16. 

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There is hope in One.

Although each one of the sons of Israel were commanded to give half a shekel, which was one coin, it would be counted as “ransom” (verse 12) and “atonement money” (verse 16). 

In the parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard, although there were some who grumbled at only receiving one denarius for working the whole day while others worked only one hour and received the same wage of one denarius, we rejoice as we realize the one denarius represents one reward of eternal life.  

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”  John 3:16.

“For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,”.  1 Timothy 2:5.

“There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling;  one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all.”  Ephesians 4:4-6.

“Now as they were traveling along, He entered a village;  and a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home.  She had a sister called Mary, who was seated at the Lord’s feet, listening to His word.  But Martha was distracted with all her preparations;  and she came up to Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to do all the serving alone?  Then tell her to help me.”  But the Lord answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things;  but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.”  Luke 10:38-42.

“For by one offering He has perfected for all time those who are sanctified.”  Hebrews 10:14.

Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | November 11, 2022

“May my prayer be counted as incense before You”

Today’s devotion comes from Exodus 30:1-10.

“Moreover, you shall make an altar as a place for burning incense;  you shall make it of acacia wood.  Its length shall be a cubit, and its width a cubit, it shall be square, and its height shall be two cubits;  its horns shall be of one piece with it.  You shall overlay it with pure gold, its top and its sides all around, and its horns;  and you shall make a gold molding all around for it.  You shall make two gold rings for it under its molding;  you shall make them on its two side walls—on opposite sides—and they shall be holders for poles with which to carry it.  You shall make the poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold.  You shall put this altar in front of the veil that is near the ark of the testimony, in front of the mercy seat that is over the ark of the testimony, where I will meet with you.  Aaron shall burn fragrant incense on it;  he shall burn it every morning when he trims the lamps.  When Aaron trims the lamps at twilight, he shall burn incense.  There shall be perpetual incense before the LORD throughout your generations.  You shall not offer any strange incense on this altar, or burnt offering or meal offering;  and you shall not pour out a drink offering on it.  Aaron shall make atonement on its horns once a year;  he shall make atonement on it with the blood of the sin offering of atonement once a year throughout your generations.  It is most holy to the LORD.”   Exodus 30:1-10.

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Let us view our prayers as incense, precious to our LORD.

May my prayer be counted as incense before You;
The lifting up of my hands as the evening offering.” Psalm 141:2.

“When He had taken the book, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each one holding a harp and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints.  And they *sang a new song, saying,

“Worthy are You to take the book and to break its seals;  for You were slain, and purchased for God with Your blood men from every tribe and tongue and people and nation.

“You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to our God;  and they will reign upon the earth.”  Revelation 5:8-10.

“Another angel came and stood at the altar, holding a golden censer;  and much incense was given to him, so that he might add it to the prayers of all the saints on the golden altar which was before the throne.  And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, went up before God out of the angel’s hand.”  Revelation 8:3-4. 

“FOR THE EYES OF THE LORD ARE TOWARD THE RIGHTEOUS,
AND HIS EARS ATTEND TO THEIR PRAYER,
BUT THE FACE OF THE LORD IS AGAINST THOSE WHO DO EVIL.” 1 Peter 3:12.

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 4:6-7.

“…  The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.”  James 5:16.

“And all things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.”  Matthew 21:22.

Today’s devotion comes from Exodus 29:38-46.

“Now this is what you shall offer on the altar:  two one year old lambs each day, continuously.  The one lamb you shall offer in the morning and the other lamb you shall offer at twilight;  and there shall be one-tenth of an ephah of fine flour mixed with one-fourth of a hin of beaten oil, and one-fourth of a hin of wine for a drink offering with one lamb.  The other lamb you shall offer at twilight, and shall offer with it the same grain offering and the same drink offering as in the morning, for a soothing aroma, an offering by fire to the LORD.  It shall be a continual burnt offering throughout your generations at the doorway of the tent of meeting before the LORD, where I will meet with you, to speak to you there.  I will meet there with the sons of Israel, and it shall be consecrated by My glory.  I will consecrate the tent of meeting and the altar;  I will also consecrate Aaron and his sons to minister as priests to Me.  I will dwell among the sons of Israel and will be their God.  They shall know that I am the LORD their God who brought them out of the land of Egypt, that I might dwell among them;  I am the LORD their God.”  Exodus 29:38-46.

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Today’s Scripture leads us to meditate on God preparing heaven for us, dwelling with us in heaven, and being our God.

“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth;  for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea.  And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband.  And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them, and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes;  and there will no longer be any death;  there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain;  the first things have passed away.”  Revelation 21:1-4.

“Do not let your heart be troubled;  believe in God, believe also in Me.  In My Father’s house are many dwelling places;  if it were not so, I would have told you;  for I go to prepare a place for you.  If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also.”  John 14:1-3.

Today’s devotion comes from Exodus 29:35-38.  Here is a link to this Scripture – https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Exodus%2029&version=NASB1995

I quote only the following verses.

“Each day you shall offer a bull as a sin offering for atonement, and you shall purify the altar when you make atonement for it, and you shall anoint it to consecrate it.  For seven days you shall make atonement for the altar and consecrate it;  then the altar shall be most holy, and whatever touches the altar shall be holy.”  Exodus 29:36-38.  

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The focus of today’s Scripture is the altar and the purification of the altar and the holiness of the altar and the ability of the altar to make whatever touches the altar to be holy.  

Today’s Scripture leads us to meditate on the holiness of Christ and His ability to make God’s chosen people holy.

“We have an altar from which those who serve the tabernacle have no right to eat.  For the bodies of those animals whose blood is brought into the holy place by the high priest as an offering for sin, are burned outside the camp.  Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people through His own blood, suffered outside the gate.”  Hebrews 13:10-12.   

“For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things, and through whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to perfect the author of their salvation (Christ) through sufferings.  For both He who sanctifies and those who are sanctified are all from one Father;  for which reason He is not ashamed to call them brethren,”.  Hebrews 2:10-11.

“But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things to come, He entered through the greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this creation;  and not through the blood of goats and calves, but through His own blood, He entered the holy place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption.  For if the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkling those who have been defiled sanctify for the cleansing of the flesh, how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?”  Hebrews 9:11-14.

“knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ.”  1 Peter 1:18-19.

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him.  In love He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.  In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace which He lavished on us.  …”  Ephesians 1:3-7. 

“But by His doing you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption, so that, just as it is written, “LET HIM WHO BOASTS, BOAST IN THE LORD.”  1 Corinthians 1:30-31.

“For you are a holy people to the LORD your God;  the LORD your God has chosen you to be a people for His own possession out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.”  Deuteronomy 7:6.

Today’s devotion comes from Exodus 29:31-34.

“You shall take the ram of ordination and boil its flesh in a holy place.  Aaron and his sons shall eat the flesh of the ram and the bread that is in the basket, at the doorway of the tent of meeting.  Thus they shall eat those things by which atonement was made at their ordination and consecration;  but a layman shall not eat them, because they are holy.  If any of the flesh of ordination or any of the bread remains until morning, then you shall burn the remainder with fire;  it shall not be eaten, because it is holy.”  Exodus 29:31-34.

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Today’s Scripture points us to the Lord’s Supper and how it is reserved for believers and how “those things by which atonement was made” shall be eaten and drank in a worthy manner.

“For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus in the night in which He was betrayed took bread;  and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “This is My body, which is for you;  do this in remembrance of Me.”  In the same way He took the cup also after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood;  do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”  For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.

Therefore whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner, shall be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord.  But a man must examine himself, and in so doing he is to eat of the bread and drink of the cup.  For he who eats and drinks, eats and drinks judgment to himself if he does not judge the body rightly.  For this reason many among you are weak and sick, and a number sleep.  But if we judged ourselves rightly, we would not be judged.  But when we are judged, we are disciplined by the Lord so that we will not be condemned along with the world.

So then, my brethren, when you come together to eat, wait for one another.  If anyone is hungry, let him eat at home, so that you will not come together for judgment.  The remaining matters I will arrange when I come.”  1 Corinthians 11:23-24.

“How much severer punishment do you think he will deserve who has trampled under foot the Son of God, and has regarded as unclean the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has insulted the Spirit of grace?  For we know Him who said: “VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY.”  And again, THE LORD WILL JUDGE HIS PEOPLE.”  It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God.” Hebrews 10:29-31.

Today’s devotion comes from Exodus 29:22-30.  Here is a link to this Scripture – https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Exodus%2029&version=NASB1995

I quote only the following verses.

Then you shall take the breast of Aaron’s ram of ordination, and wave it as a wave offering before the LORD;  and it shall be your portion.  You shall consecrate the breast of the wave offering and the thigh of the heave offering which was waved and which was offered from the ram of ordination, from the one which was for Aaron and from the one which was for his sons.  It shall be for Aaron and his sons as their portion forever from the sons of Israel, for it is a heave offering;  and it shall be a heave offering from the sons of Israel from the sacrifices of their peace offerings, even their heave offering to the LORD.”  Exodus 29:26-28.

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God provided food for His priests, Aaron and his sons, through the breast of the ram of ordination.

First, God provided that it would be waved as a wave offering before the LORD as an act of worship to the LORD.  

“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”  Matthew 6:33.

Second, after putting God first, Aaron and his sons could keep the breast of the ram of ordination and eat it.

We are reminded of the Lord’s Supper.  

First, we use the Lord’s Supper to worship God.  “For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.”  1 Corinthians 11:26.

Second, we use the Lord’s Supper to eat the bread and drink the cup for spiritual nourishment.  “So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in yourselves.  He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.”  John 6:53-54.

“I will fill the soul of the priests with abundance,
And My people will be satisfied with My goodness,” declares the LORD.” Jeremiah 31:14.

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