Set Apart for Service

Posted: April 4, 2019 in Leviticus, Uncategorized

Leviticus 8, “Set Apart for Service”

As Evangelicals, we don’t talk about priests much. Although some get confused thinking that pastors and priests are basically the same thing, the offices are vastly different. Both perhaps lead a local church congregation, but pastors shepherd the flock of God, caring for them & feeding them with God’s word (just as Jesus commissioned Peter to do). Pastors are ultimately under-shepherds, serving under command of the Chief Shepherd, Jesus (1 Pt 5:4), pastors being sheep and part of the flock of God, just like all other born-again Christians. Priests, on the other hand, have the Biblical role of mediators – being those who stand between the wrath of God and His people. They perform the dual function of representing the people to God, and God to the people – they bring sacrifices on behalf of the people, and relay God’s word and forgiveness back to the congregation. 

Although there is a bit of overlap between the role of pastor and priest (at least in conveying the word of God), the role of priest is only truly fulfilled by the Lord Jesus. He is the One who offered the one sufficient sacrifice of Himself for our sin – He is the One who satisfied the wrath of God – He is the one who intercedes for us in every aspect. As Paul wrote to Timothy: 1 Timothy 2:5–7, “(5) For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, (6) who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time, (7) for which I was appointed a preacher and an apostle—I am speaking the truth in Christ and not lying—a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.” Paul was an apostle of Christ & a preacher of Christ; Paul was not a priest of Christ. Jesus alone is the one Mediator between God & man, thus Jesus alone is the true High Priest of God. As born-again believers, we have some priestly roles (being that we are a royal priesthood of believers – 1 Pet 2:9), but we have only one true Priest. 

That’s the New Testament, but what about the Old Testament? What did God’s people do until the incarnation and arrival of Jesus as our Great High Priest? That’s the role fulfilled by Aaron and his descendants. God gave these men to His people as gifts for mediation and intercession. The people needed someone to stand on their behalf and properly offer sacrifices for them, representing them to God, and God provided that to them through consecrated and ordained priests. Consider it this way: it was one thing to offer sacrifices; it was another thing to offer sacrifices the right way through the right mediator. Many other nations offered sacrifices in their religions, but they neither offered sacrifices to the right god (the only God!), nor did they offer sacrifices in the right way through the right person. Only the Hebrews could do that, because God gave to them the mediator they required through the priest.

That brings us to Leviticus 8. For God to provide a mediator/priest for the people, that priest had to be set apart for service – the priest had to be set apart from the rest of the people, specifically ordained by God to be filled of the things of God. The people already had a place to offer sacrifices, because the tabernacle had been built. The people already had methods for how to offer sacrifices, because God gave those commands in the first 7 chapters of Leviticus (the burnt offering, grain offering, peace offering, sin offering, trespass offering, and various laws). Now the people needed a priest (and priestly assistants) to present those offerings. That’s what took place in Leviticus 8.

What Aaron as the priest provided for Israel, the Lord Jesus provides for us. Jesus is the one set apart by God – Jesus is the sacrifice presented unto God – Jesus is the one supplied by God to serve Him on our behalf. Because Jesus is our Priest, now we are not only saved, but we can be equipped to serve. Look to Jesus! Place yourself under the work of God’s ordained High Priest!

Leviticus 8

  • Public assembly: seeing the work. (1-5)

1 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying: 2 “Take Aaron and his sons with him, and the garments, the anointing oil, a bull as the sin offering, two rams, and a basket of unleavened bread; 3 and gather all the congregation together at the door of the tabernacle of meeting.”

  1. For the past 7 chapters, God commanded Moses regarding the regular offerings and sacrifices to be given to the Lord, but it ended with a mention of one particular type of sacrifice that hadn’t been yet seen in Leviticus: Leviticus 7:37–38, “(37) This is the law of the burnt offering, the grain offering, the sin offering, the trespass offering, the consecrations, and the sacrifice of the peace offering, (38) which the LORD commanded Moses on Mount Sinai, on the day when He commanded the children of Israel to offer their offerings to the LORD in the Wilderness of Sinai.” What were “the consecrations”? (מִלֻּאֵיכֶם) These were offerings that didn’t fall under the first 5 categories of Leviticus, but hearkened back to the initial instructions God gave regarding the tabernacle in Exodus 29. Recall that after the Lord described the priestly garments to Moses (Exo 28), God then described the ordination ceremony of the priests (Exo 29). It was that instruction that would be fulfilled to the letter in Leviticus 8. This was the moment that God would set apart Aaron as the priest, supplying him for the priestly service.
  2. What was required? (1) Aaron & sons, as this had to be done to their persons. (2) The garments with which they would be clothed. Until this moment, the clothing had not been worn. (3) The anointing oil, (4) the animals of sacrifice: one for the sin offering, one for a burnt offering, and one for ordination, (5) unleavened bread, and (6) the congregation of Israel. 

4 So Moses did as the LORD commanded him. And the congregation was gathered together at the door of the tabernacle of meeting. 5 And Moses said to the congregation, “This is what the LORD commanded to be done.”

  1. Moses obediently gathered everything, including the congregation of Israel. Considering that there were well over 600,000 Hebrew men alone, was it truly possible to gather everyone? Yes & no. Yes, the nation as a whole would be aware of what was going on, but no, there was no physical way for every single person to be able to see the events with their own eyes. Most likely, the nation came together for attention as Moses brought forth representative elders from every tribe. Even so, the idea is that this was to be a public ceremony. Moses wasn’t going to take Aaron in a back room, do something in secret, and come out in the open simply proclaiming him to be the new priest of Israel. No – everything was done in the open. The people needed to see for themselves what God did to consecrate Aaron and his sons for the task. They needed to personally know the responsibility placed upon Aaron & accepted by him. This was a holy duty, and it was witnessed publicly.
    1. Although Jesus did much privately with His disciples, there were other events that were completely out in the open…particularly at the beginning and end of His ministry. When Jesus went forth for baptism, it wasn’t a private ceremony; it was in front of everyone gathered to John the Baptist. All could see the Spirit descend as a dove upon Jesus, and all could hear the Father say, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well-pleased.” They had all the testimony required to know God’s ordination of this Man as the Messiah.
    2. From that perspective, it’s not unlike the need for our own baptisms to be public, as testimonies of what Jesus has done for us. It’s also one of the reasons we lay hands on those entering various kinds of service: a public recognition of God’s calling.
  2. Not only was the confirmation visual, but it was audible. Moses gave affirmation of God’s command: “This is what the LORD commanded to be done.” Moses wasn’t making this up on the spot (he wasn’t flying by the seat of his pants!); Moses was doing everything according to the word of God. The word was his authority, thus God’s word was honored and obeyed.
  • Setting apart the servants (6-13).

6 Then Moses brought Aaron and his sons and washed them with water. 7 And he put the tunic on him, girded him with the sash, clothed him with the robe, and put the ephod on him; and he girded him with the intricately woven band of the ephod, and with it tied the ephod on him. 8 Then he put the breastplate on him, and he put the Urim and the Thummim in the breastplate. 9 And he put the turban on his head. Also on the turban, on its front, he put the golden plate, the holy crown, as the LORD had commanded Moses.

  1. Aaron and his sons were “” In front of the congregation, Moses performed a ceremonial washing of his brother and nephews. What exactly was involved is unsaid, though it seems likely that he poured water over them, much like a ceremonial baptism when there’s no availability of a river or something else for full immersion. Although there was a laver built for the tabernacle, it seems unlikely that it would have been used considering nothing within the tabernacle was yet consecrated. However it took place, the picture was simple: Aaron and his sons were ceremonially cleansed, being made ready for service.
  2. Aaron was clothed. At this point, only Aaron’s clothing is mentioned; the sons will be addressed in a moment. But just like Moses ceremonially washed his brother & nephews, Moses was the one to clothe his brother Aaron in the priestly garments. Although it seems like a simple act, it wasn’t appropriate for Aaron to initially clothe himself; he needed to be clothed by the representative of God. This consecration was something being done for him & to him; it was not something he could do for himself.
    1. It calls to mind how we are clothed in the righteousness of Christ (Ps 132:9, 2 Cor 5:21). It isn’t any work that we do, but the work that Jesus does for us that makes it possible for us to be given (and to be made!) His righteousness. The only thing we do is choose to surrender ourselves to Christ; He is the One who does all of the work.
  3. In what was Aaron clothed? In the same garments earlier described by God and later made by the artisans of Israel. Every bit of it was symbolic of Jesus’ work of holiness, righteousness, intercession, and mediation.
    1. Ephod / apron: multi-colored symbolizing everything from the red blood of sacrifice to the royal purple of majesty, in a setting of pure service unto God. Two stones sat on the shoulders with the names of the Hebrew tribes engraved, the priest always bearing them before God.
    2. Breastplate: The twelve settings of stones also represented the twelve tribes, the priest bearing the nation of Israel over his heart as he ministered to the Lord. The breastplate also served as a pocket to hold the Urim & Thummim, two stones or sticks used to determine the will of God.
    3. Robe: Blue, gilded with gold for beauty, trimmed with pomegranates and bells at the bottom, which sounded every time the priest walked.
    4. Tunic: Made of fine white linen, it signified the righteousness of God and clothed the priest from head-to-toe, the trousers preventing his nakedness.
    5. Crown: Engraved with the words “Holy to the LORD” or “Holiness of the LORD”, it was a reminder of the sacred duty of the priest, and a symbol of the majesty of God.

10 Also Moses took the anointing oil, and anointed the tabernacle and all that was in it, and consecrated them. 11 He sprinkled some of it on the altar seven times, anointed the altar and all its utensils, and the laver and its base, to consecrate them. 12 And he poured some of the anointing oil on Aaron’s head and anointed him, to consecrate him.

  1. Question: What is consecration? The term is used multiple times in Chapter 8, the NKJV translating two different Hebrew terms the same way. The first term is seen here: קָדַשׁ, from the same root word that often refers to holiness (קָדוֹשׁ). It refers to being set apart, dedicated for a purpose (BDAG), “to transfer something to the state of holiness; dedicate for use before God,” (HALOT). Up to this moment, the tabernacle was built, but not dedicated – Aaron was washed & clothed, but not dedicated. It all had the appearance of being “holy,” but it was not yet holy and set apart. Some formal action needed to take place to dedicate these things unto the Lord, setting them apart from every other tent in Israel or every other person in Israel. This act was the act of consecration.
  2. How did it take place? Oil, as a picture of the Holy Spirit to consecrate everything. Although there is not a specific Bible verse that declares “Thus saith the Lord: Oil pictures the Spirit,” the idea is made clear through passages like Zechariah 4:1-6, in which God shows Zechariah a vision of a oil-filled lamp, and declares to the prophet how the work of God will be accomplished: Zechariah 4:6, “So he answered and said to me: “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ Says the LORD of hosts.” Likewise, the enduement of the Spirit is sometimes described as “anointing” (Acts 10:38), seen visually when the prophet Samuel anointed David as king and the Holy Spirit came upon him (1 Sam 16:13). Thus, the idea here in Leviticus 8. As Moses physically anointed the elements of the tabernacle and the priests to minister within the tabernacle, these things were set apart by the Holy Spirit to be used by the Holy Spirit for the glory of God.
    1. How much oil? A lot! Sounds messy, but it in the eyes of the Lord, it was a beautiful thing. Psalm 133:1–3, “(1) Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brethren to dwell together in unity! (2) It is like the precious oil upon the head, Running down on the beard, The beard of Aaron, Running down on the edge of his garments. (3) It is like the dew of Hermon, Descending upon the mountains of Zion; For there the LORD commanded the blessing— Life forevermore.” Unity is good…the filling/anointing of the Spirit is better! How much of the Holy Spirit does a Christian need to do the work of God? As much as the Lord our God will give! May He fill us to overflowing – may the anointing of God run over our hearts & lives!
  3. It is understandable that Aaron was consecrated, but what about Jesus? Was Jesus consecrated? Absolutely! Jesus was set apart from His mother’s womb, filled with the Holy Spirit from the very beginning. Remember that it was God the Holy Spirit who came upon Mary to make the virgin conceive, and the yet-unborn John the Baptist leapt in the womb of his mother Elizabeth the moment the then-pregnant Mary arrived. If that weren’t enough, the consecration of Jesus was announced at the very beginning of His ministry, just after His baptism & temptation: Luke 4:18–21, “(18) “The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed; (19) To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD.” (20) Then He closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all who were in the synagogue were fixed on Him. (21) And He began to say to them, “Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”” Just like Aaron, the Greater-than-Aaron was anointed by God the Holy Spirit, consecrated unto the ministry before Him. No one was more empowered by the Holy Spirit than the Lord Jesus Christ, and He is the example for us all!

13 Then Moses brought Aaron’s sons and put tunics on them, girded them with sashes, and put hats on them, as the LORD had commanded Moses.

  1. Clothed like the priest, but not identical to the priest. They had a holy ministry unto the Lord, but there was no doubt that they were lesser priests, while Aaron was the high priest. — Likewise, there is one High Priest: Jesus – we are lesser priests in His service. Even so, we are still clothed by God, given the righteousness of Jesus to wear, and placed into service by the Holy Spirit.
  • Sacrifices for the servants (14-21). Sacrifice #1: the sin offering.

14 And he brought the bull for the sin offering. Then Aaron and his sons laid their hands on the head of the bull for the sin offering, 15 and Moses killed it. Then he took the blood, and put some on the horns of the altar all around with his finger, and purified the altar. And he poured the blood at the base of the altar, and consecrated it, to make atonement for it.

  1. Sin offering for the priest. Before anything else could happen, Aaron needed the merciful covering of God (atonement) for his own sin. Aaron may have been called to serve as high priest, but he was still just a man. He was still just as sinful as anyone else (along with his sons). The priest himself needed priestly work, and before Aaron was installed, he had to have it done for him. That’s why Moses was the one who killed the bull. At this point, Moses is acting in the priestly role. Not that Moses did not have sin of his own, but as the established prophet of God, he was the acknowledged representative of God.
  2. Unlike Aaron, our High Priest requires no sacrifice for Himself. Instead, Jesus is the sacrifice given for sin. Hebrews 7:26–27, “(26) For such a High Priest was fitting for us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and has become higher than the heavens; (27) who does not need daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for His own sins and then for the people’s, for this He did once for all when He offered up Himself.” How glorious a High Priest we have in comparison to Aaron! For all that God did through Aaron, the very best Aaron could do was picture the future work of Christ…because at the end of the day, Aaron needed the work of Christ, just like any of us. Yet Jesus is sufficient in Himself! Jesus needs no priest; Jesus is the Priest – Jesus is the Sacrifice – Jesus is all we need!

16 Then he took all the fat that was on the entrails, the fatty lobe attached to the liver, and the two kidneys with their fat, and Moses burned them on the altar. 17 But the bull, its hide, its flesh, and its offal, he burned with fire outside the camp, as the LORD had commanded Moses.

  1. All of this was done in accordance with the earlier laws given in Leviticus 4. In the sin offering, only the fat was offered to God on the altar – everything else was burned outside the camp.
  2. Remember: Where was Jesus killed as a sin offering for us? Outside the “camp,” on the outskirts of the city of Jerusalem.
  • Sacrifice #2: the burnt offering

18 Then he brought the ram as the burnt offering. And Aaron and his sons laid their hands on the head of the ram, 19 and Moses killed it. Then he sprinkled the blood all around on the altar.

  1. Though the burnt offering was an offering of worship, there was still the issue of sin. Although the sin offering had already been given and received by God, sin was never totally out of the way. Every time something new was given to God (apart from the grain offering, which was bloodless), the life of a substitute had to be taken & blood was required to be shed. Sin is ever in the way of people and God.
    1. It’s always in the way, until we come to Jesus! Jesus provided the one sacrifice that is sufficient for all sins for all time!

20 And he cut the ram into pieces; and Moses burned the head, the pieces, and the fat. 21 Then he washed the entrails and the legs in water. And Moses burned the whole ram on the altar. It was a burnt sacrifice for a sweet aroma, an offering made by fire to the LORD, as the LORD had commanded Moses.

  1. Done according to the commands of Leviticus 1. This time, the whole animal carcass was burned on the altar (after being cut up & various parts washed). It was a symbol of whole-hearted devotion unto the Lord – true worship of God their King and Deliverer.
  2. How is it possible for us to wholeheartedly worship the Lord? Only because Jesus gave His whole self for us! Because He gave all in His suffering and death, now we give all in our lives to Him. (Rom 12:1)
  • Supplying the servants. (22-36). Sacrifice #3: the ordination offering.

22 And he brought the second ram, the ram of consecration. Then Aaron and his sons laid their hands on the head of the ram, 23 and Moses killed it. Also he took some of its blood and put it on the tip of Aaron’s right ear, on the thumb of his right hand, and on the big toe of his right foot. 24 Then he brought Aaron’s sons. And Moses put some of the blood on the tips of their right ears, on the thumbs of their right hands, and on the big toes of their right feet. And Moses sprinkled the blood all around on the altar. 25 Then he took the fat and the fat tail, all the fat that was on the entrails, the fatty lobe attached to the liver, the two kidneys and their fat, and the right thigh; 26 and from the basket of unleavened bread that was before the LORD he took one unleavened cake, a cake of bread anointed with oil, and one wafer, and put them on the fat and on the right thigh; 27 and he put all these in Aaron’s hands and in his sons’ hands, and waved them as a wave offering before the LORD.

  1. To this point, the sacrifices offered were the ones listed earlier in Leviticus. All of that changes with “the ram of consecration.” This was the specific sacrifice listed in Exodus 29, and this is also where the 2nd term is used for the idea of “consecration.” (מִלֻּאֵיכֶם) The root of this particular word comes from the idea of being full, or being made complete. NASB & ESV both translate this particular word as “ordination,” distinguishing it from consecration. In consecration, the priest is set apart; in ordination, the priest is filled/supplied with the things of God. There’s an idea of physical space being filled, like stones being set within a setting of a ring. One dictionary notes how the general term is used in other contexts: “the word ‘ordained’ can literally be translated as ‘fill their hands.’” (NIDOTTE)
  2. Put it together thus far: the priest has been set apart from the rest of the congregation, being washed & anointed – the priest has had sacrifices made for his sin, and dedication of his worship. Now the true role of the priest is recognized through this special offering, as he gets personally involved in the ministry, and the representative of God (Moses) literally fills the hands of the priest with the stuff that belongs to God. Even this was gory, full of blood and fat.
    1. Blood on the priests: ear, thumb, toe. Everything the priest heard from God was supposed to be relayed back to the people of God. Every act the priest performed was supposed to be done in holiness and obedience to the Lord. Every where the priest went was done as a representative of Almighty God. The whole life of the priest was forever altered by his ordination.
    2. Fat in the hands. Everything that was normally burned on the altar was put in the arms of Aaron. Consider for a moment the significance of this: it’s been emphasized earlier that the fat belongs to the Lord (Lev 3:16). Yet in this instance, before the fat is given to God, it is first put in the hands of the priest. Though it was gory, it was worship. It was the best of the animal, delivered over to God Almighty upon the altar. How sobering & humbling this would have been for Aaron! He had in his hands the stuff that belonged to YHWH God. What a picture of his responsibility! He was personally responsible for this work of mediation between the people and their God & King.
  3. How does this relate back to Jesus? This whole ritual symbolized the personal involvement of the priest with the stuff of God. The sacrifices given unto God, and the work of the ministry literally filled his fingers, and he could hold nothing else. It symbolized total dedication to the work of God. Jesus’ life was nothing less than wholehearted commitment to the ministry of God. Jesus did not come to earth to waste time; He came to serve and to give His life as a ransom for many. And no one could represent God better! Jesus is the image of the invisible God (Col 1:15), so much the reflection of God that when His disciples saw Him, they saw the Father (Jn 14:9). Again, there is no better High Priest than that of Jesus Christ!
  4. Note that what Moses did with Aaron, he also did with Aaron’s sons as the lesser priests. Our great High Priest was consumed and supplied with the ministry of God; are we? We’ve been given the opportunity, but we don’t always follow through on it. 

28 Then Moses took them from their hands and burned them on the altar, on the burnt offering. They were consecration offerings for a sweet aroma. That was an offering made by fire to the LORD.

  1. With these offerings burned on the altar, what was the result? A “sweet aroma” to the Lord – a quieting/soothing aroma rose up to God, and this priest was now seen as acceptable in His sight.

29 And Moses took the breast and waved it as a wave offering before the LORD. It was Moses’ part of the ram of consecration, as the LORD had commanded Moses.

  1. It wasn’t only the priests that required ordination; it was Moses as well. Moses may have been the temporary mediator, but he wasn’t perfect. He too, needed the reminder that he represented the Lord Almighty. 

30 Then Moses took some of the anointing oil and some of the blood which was on the altar, and sprinkled it on Aaron, on his garments, on his sons, and on the garments of his sons with him; and he consecrated Aaron, his garments, his sons, and the garments of his sons with him.

  1. As a final act of symbolism, oil and blood was thrown/sprinkled on the priests. Messy, but a powerful mental image! They were covered in the blood of sacrifice – covered with the oil of anointing. – Everything we do as Christians is to be covered in the blood of Christ, done through the power of the Holy Spirit. We represent God at all times, being ambassadors for Christ (2 Cor 5:20).

31 And Moses said to Aaron and his sons, “Boil the flesh at the door of the tabernacle of meeting, and eat it there with the bread that is in the basket of consecration offerings, as I commanded, saying, ‘Aaron and his sons shall eat it.’ 32 What remains of the flesh and of the bread you shall burn with fire.

  1. Like the peace offering, the meat of the ram of consecration/ordination was to be eaten, along with the remainder of the bread that had been prepared. This was a meal of fellowship to be enjoyed between God and the priests, as they celebrated this new relationship and ministry. For everything that was so sober leading up to this point, it was still to be an overall time of joy! Especially for these priests…they had a special relationship with God, unavailable to anyone else in the camp of Israel. Truly, this privilege was to be celebrated!
    1. What was unavailable to most of Israel is available to every born-again Christian! Again, we are a royal priesthood of believers, and we enjoy a special relationship with God that is unavailable to those who are unsaved. We are the sons & daughters of God, the servants of the King of kings and friend to the Savior of the world. That’s something to celebrate! Rejoice!

33 And you shall not go outside the door of the tabernacle of meeting for seven days, until the days of your consecration are ended. For seven days he shall consecrate you. 34 As he has done this day, so the LORD has commanded to do, to make atonement for you. 35 Therefore you shall stay at the door of the tabernacle of meeting day and night for seven days, and keep the charge of the LORD, so that you may not die; for so I have been commanded.” 36 So Aaron and his sons did all the things that the LORD had commanded by the hand of Moses.

  1. Everything was cooked and eaten within the tabernacle courtyard itself, where the priests were remain separated from the rest of the nation for 7 full days (under penalty of death). What happened during this time? We don’t know. Aaron and his sons enjoyed a special retreat with the Lord that remained private, unseen from Hebrew eyes & unrecorded in Scripture. No doubt, it was glorious as a time of worship, prayer, and devotion.

Conclusion:

Aaron was set apart unto God, supplied (filled) with the things of God to serve God. The people needed a mediator, and God provided them one in the priest. We too, need a mediator, and God has provided us one in Jesus! Jesus was set apart by God, completely pure in the sight of God & men, totally filled with the Spirit. Jesus needed no sacrifice, but He Himself is the sacrifice provided by God, providing total atonement for every sin ever committed, making it possible for us to worship God in spirit and truth. Jesus was fully supplied & filled with the things of God, totally immersed the work God had for Him, being the ultimate Servant (in addition to being King). In every respect, Jesus is the perfect Priest!

Because He is, now we are not only saved, but we too are set apart to serve the Lord God. We are covered with His sacrifice, anointed with the Spirit, washed by the word, and supplied/equipped to serve God in ways that were never before possible. Because we have Jesus, now we can be the royal priesthood of God, serving Him as His own sons and daughters. What amazing grace! What amazing opportunity!

Be sure not to pass it up! (1) Be covered under the sacrifice and service of Christ, receiving His work of mediation as High Priest. (2) Serve God as Christ equips you to serve God. He has made it possible – He has anointed you and filled you with God the Holy Spirit. Now go forth with what God supplies, and give Him the glory! This is our calling – this is our joy. Our service to Jesus is not limited to a time & place (Sundays or Wednesdays); like the priests, it’s 24/7 – it is our new identity. We serve Him in our homes, at our jobs, in our recreation. Whatever we do & wherever we do it, we are His representatives to the world – the lesser priests under the direction of the Great High Priest, Jesus.

Comments
  1. Fantasys says:

    Little League diamonds are generally set on base paths 60 feet apart (from the center of each base). While High School, College, and MLB base are set 90 feet apart

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