A food offering for the Lord 

Old Testament: Lev 8.18–21

To read the Bible in a year, read Leviticus 7–9 on February 9, In the year of our Lord Christ 2022

By Don Ruhl 

As the consecration of Aaron and his sons continued, the Lord wanted Moses to present a bull as an offering: 

Then he brought the ram as the burnt offering. And Aaron and his sons laid their hands on the head of the ram, and Moses killed it. Then he sprinkled the blood all around on the altar. And he cut the ram into pieces; and Moses burned the head, the pieces, and the fat. 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.

– Leviticus 8.18–21 

The man Moses did exactly what the Lord wanted, and in so doing, Moses set up his brother Aaron and his sons as the high priests over the children of Israel. 

In this part of consecrating them, Moses burned a ram, the whole animal on the altar and this offering made by fire became a pleasing aroma to the Lord, and he was satisfied with his selection of Aaron and with the whole process. 

Likewise, when Jesus became an offering on the cross, he became a pleasing aroma for us to the Father, that he might accept us. 


  • What did Moses do with the entrails and legs? 
  • What did Moses do with the blood? 

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