A pleasing aroma to the Lord 

Old Testament: Lev 6.19–23

To read the Bible in a year, read Leviticus 4–6 on February 8, In the year of our Lord Christ 2022

By Don Ruhl 

The anointing of Aaron and his sons as the high priests of Israel was a very special occasion. Israel had been in Egypt surrounded by their religion. However, once the children of Israel left the land of Egypt, they could now have their own religion with the God of heaven. 

Part of that was having certain men dedicated as priests, and part of what began their priesthood was this: 

And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, “This is the offering of Aaron and his sons, which they shall offer to the LORD, beginning on the day when he is anointed: one-tenth of an ephah of fine flour as a daily grain offering, half of it in the morning and half of it at night. It shall be made in a pan with oil. When it is mixed, you shall bring it in. The baked pieces of the grain offering you shall offer for a sweet aroma to the LORD. The priest from among his sons, who is anointed in his place, shall offer it. It is a statute forever to the LORD. It shall be wholly burned. For every grain offering for the priest shall be wholly burned. It shall not be eaten.”

– Leviticus 6.19–23 

All of this served as a sweet aroma to the Lord, and truly that would have symbolized just how sweet the entire priesthood was, because through the priesthood the Lord had communication with the people as far as accepting their gifts to him. 

God’s loves all people, for he created all tribes, tongues, and nations. 


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