Forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 3:13-14
The purpose for the ritual described in Leviticus 8 and commented about in the post “Road to Somewhere” was to consecrate Aaron and his sons as priests. The purpose for Christ being crucified was to consecrate all Christians for the purpose of ministry.
Many times we are going full steam ahead but toward things that are meaningless. The song Until the Whole World Hears by Casting Crowns points out the need to share the gospel and sing praises to the Lord until the whole world hears. When this is our mission, we are making an impact on what is meaningful and the message is more important than the messenger.