We wake up hungry and go to bed full. Breakfast fills us up so we can function, and get on with the act of living. Supper replaces what we lost in energy from our daily work.
The ritual instituted by God for the consecration of the priesthood of Aaron and his sons included sacrificial bulls and rams. There was a lot of blood smearing and splattering, and anointing of oil, even on the beautiful garments that were just made. There was a lot involved to ready them for their service to the Lord. Fast forward to Jesus, and our consecration into the royal priesthood has taken on a different look. He poured out his blood for us, then anointed us with the Holy Spirit (anointing oil,) all the services were completed in him. After they were consecrated, they were instructed to sacrifice a lamb, along with oil and flour, every morning and every evening, and God promised he would meet them there.
Jesus has consecrated us into the service of the royal priesthood. Though we no longer have the need to slaughter a lamb day and night, shouldn’t we be replacing that with prayer and praise at breakfast and supper? He has promised to meet with us, don’t turn down his invitation. Wake up with prayer and praise and go to bed doing the same.
One lamb you shall offer in the morning, and the other lamb you shall offer at twilight. Exodus 29:39. It shall be a regular burnt offering throughout your generations at the entrance of the tent of meeting before the LORD, where I will meet with you, to speak to you there. Exodus 29:42
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