Leviticus 9

What does it say?
Aaron and his sons were in the tabernacle for seven days, but on the eight day, Aaron came out and spoke to the people. Aaron told them to prepare for the glory of the Lord. Aaron made a sin offering of a calf and a burnt offering for his own purification. Then he made a sin offering, burnt offering and peace offering on behalf of the people, to purify them for the glory of the Lord. He did this work according to the word of the Lord, just as the Lord commanded Moses. When Aaron completed making the offerings, he raised his hands and blessed the people. He and Moses went into the tent of meeting. When Aaron came out again, he blessed the the people, and the glory of the Lord appeared to all the people. A fire came out from the Lord that consumed the burnt offering and the portions of fat on the altar. This caused the people shout and fall to their faces.

What does it mean?
Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and he was buried, and he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and he appeared to the disciples. (1 Cor. 15:3-5) Jesus appeared to them on the first day of the week in a closed room but Thomas was not with them; therefore, he did not believe, and he said that he would not believe unless he saw the Lord with his own eyes and touch his wounds. After eight days, the Lord appeared but this time Thomas was there. When he saw the Lord, Thomas answered, “My Lord and my God!” (Jn. 20:19-29) Aaron and his sons were sanctified by the Lord for the work of intercession. The apostles were sanctified by the Lord for the work of the Great Commission. The people of God are forgiven through the purification of a sin sacrifice. The sons of Israel saw the glory of the Lord and shouted and fell on their faces. Thomas saw the Lord and declared, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said, “Blessed are they who did not see, and yet believed.” (Jn. 20:28-29)

What Shall I do?
I shall believe that all of my sins are forgiven. I have been purified by the righteous blood of Jesus Christ. I shall believe that he rose from the dead and appeared to the disciples. I shall be raised on the last day and see the glory of the Lord just as he promised the disciples. I shall observe the law of Christ while working at the bedside of the sick and injured. I shall believe in the glory of the Lord which has come in the person of the Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

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