Ordination of Aaron


The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Take Aaron and his sons with him, and the garments and the anointing oil and the bull of the sin offering and the two rams and the basket of unleavened bread. And assemble all the congregation at the entrance of the tent of meeting.” And Moses did as the Lord commanded him, and the congregation was assembled at the entrance of the tent of meeting. Leviticus 8:1-4

The people who gathered for Aaron’s ordination must have thought, “Isn’t this the same guy who made the golden calf? And told that ridiculous lie about throwing the gold in the fire, and the calf jumped out?” Maybe they didn’t, but I would have.

It is quite a thing to contemplate; that God makes us holy. It is not our own doing. Indeed, this may be the very reason Aaron was chosen. In Hebrews 4:15 it is written, “For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses…”

We are now part of the priesthood of all believers. We are here to proclaim the good news that Christ has taken the sin of the world, and we do it as grateful co-beneficiaries. We are heirs of salvation telling sinners they have been written into the will!

Let is not forget what we have been saved from.

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. 1 Corinthians 6:9-11

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