As we read Leviticus 9, there is joy found in the memories of the past. There is also excitement for what is to come and this this day with God, we can be thankful for the path laid out. There are times when we get so caught up in building a future that we forget to live for today.
In today’s passage, recorded are benefits that the people received from the priests’ ministry. The people were blessed, the glory of the Lord appeared before them, and they witnessed fire coming out from the presence of the Lord. This fire consumed the burnt offering and the fat portions on the altar. The people shouted for joy and fell facedown.
As pointed out in the previous post, the purpose for Christ being crucified was to consecrate all Christians for the purpose of ministry. That being said, we should all experience the benefits received by the people in today’s passage. This day with God, we can inspire, point out God’s glory, and move people toward His way.
Many purposes are served by pointing out God’s glory and motivating people towards His way. The greatest purpose is that more are devoted and are helped to understand God’s Plan.
Today, we have the opportunity to make the complex simple. With the invention of the Internet 30 years ago, complex things have been made more understandable. We can look on YouTube to get instruction on how to fix just about anything.
Also, the ability to stay in touch is easier today. The photo below was taken before a July 4th parade in my neighborhood in 2009. The kids on their bikes now have their own cars. Some have gone off to college. Some neighbors and their families have moved to different communities but we stay in touch through Facebook and continue to build memories.
Bad news is pushed by the media for ratings purposes but the Good News of Christ is shared from neighbor to neighbor for the purposes of God’s glory. Get to know your neighbor, build each other up, and create memories together.
Lord this day, we have Good News to share and it can be transferred from one person to another. We are today gaining information at a rapid rate with technology and we hope that we are a part of pointing out Your glory so more are interested in Your way. May we be rooted in Your way so that the Good News flows out to others by our example of being a person of peace, of encouragement, and a person who shares the Good News of Christ. Amen.