Partakers Bible Thought
12 October 2021
A Scene of Great Joy Leviticus 9:22-24
22 Then Aaron lifted his hands toward the people and blessed them. And having sacrificed the sin offering, the burnt offering and the fellowship offering, he stepped down.
23 Moses and Aaron then went into the tent of meeting. When they came out, they blessed the people; and the glory of the LORD appeared to all the people. 24 Fire came out from the presence of the LORD and consumed the burnt offering and the fat portions on the altar. And when all the people saw it, they shouted for joy and fell facedown. (Leviticus 9:22-24)
The first seven chapters of Leviticus talk about the different offerings or sacrifices that Israel was to make to God. Then in chapter 8 we see the beginning of the priesthood and the joyful work of Aaron and the priests. Their main role as Priests, was to act as mediators between a holy God and the people of Israel, particularly in the role of making those offerings and sacrifices. In fact, these Priests were the ultimate multi-taskers, as they seemed equally adept as butchers, doctors, teachers, quality assurors and public health inspectors! The passage from Leviticus 9 shows the culmination of this priestly ordination. Let us witness together a scene of great and exuberant joy!
Come on in and look at Leviticus 9:22-24 and a scene of great and exuberant joy! Together we explore questions such as: What is this joy? Why was there such joy? What can we make of this ancient scene? Listen or download the mp3 podcast to find out more about this scene of exuberant joy.