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Dave Burnette's Commentary

Leviticus Chapter 6

Written By: God through Inspiration
Penned By: Moses
Date Penned: (1445-1444 BC)
Overview: A Handbook for the Priests and Levites (c 1-27)
Theme: Worshipping a Holy God (c 1-17)
Message: Burnt and Meat Offerings (v 1-30)

Leviticus 6 Commentary

(6:1-7) Borrowing and Sin - Here we discover that stealing involves more than just taking from someone. Finding something but not returning it and failing to return something borrowed are other forms of stealing. These are sins against God and not just your neighbor, a stranger, or a large business. If you have gotten something deceitfully, then confess your sin to God, apologize to the owner, and return the stolen items--with interest.

(6:12-13) Burnt Offerings - While the previous offerings and sacrifices were made by the people, the section from 6:8 to 7:38 deals with general and continual duties of the priests. The burnt offering was presented in the morning and evening each day for the whole nation (see Exodus 29;38-43). The holy fire on the altar had to be kept burning because God had started it. This represented God's continual presence in the sacrificial system. It showed the people that only by God's gracious favor could their sacrifices be acceptable. God's fire is present in each believer's life today. He lights a fire when the Holy Spirit comes to live in us, and he tends it so that we will grow in grace as we walk with him. When we are aware that God lives in us, we have confidence to come to him for forgiveness and restoration, and we can carry out our work with strength and enthusiasm.

 

 


Dave Burnette's Life Application

A Holy Fire

Each day we walk through the Bible chapter by chapter making an application of our text to help us grow in the Lord. Many applications can be made from each day's text. Today we continue in the book of Leviticus with Chapter 6 and in today's text we see more instructions for the Priests as this book is a detailed handbook to handle the sacrifices. Today Jesus is our High Priest but looking back at the way the Priests were to handle the sacrifices. The details were important as they show many symbols that the Lord wants us know of His Character. What catches my attention is verse 12 where the Holy fire had to keep burning because God had started it. This represents God's eternal presence in the sacrificial system. In making application we see that when we are saved God's Eternal Spirit comes to live in our hearts. This Spirit will never leave us or forsake us so we understand we are eternally secure in Him. The enemy would have you doubt your salvation so you would be ineffective in the service of the Lord. How about you? Have you embraced the truth of the Scriptures that you are a Eternal Secure in Him? Let us learn from the picture of God's flame and embrace our eternal security in Him so we have the confidence to serve Him on a daily basis. 

 

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Leviticus 6

Leviticus 6

 1And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

 2If a soul sin, and commit a trespass against the LORD, and lie unto his neighbour in that which was delivered him to keep, or in fellowship, or in a thing taken away by violence, or hath deceived his neighbour;

 3Or have found that which was lost, and lieth concerning it, and sweareth falsely; in any of all these that a man doeth, sinning therein:

 4Then it shall be, because he hath sinned, and is guilty, that he shall restore that which he took violently away, or the thing which he hath deceitfully gotten, or that which was delivered him to keep, or the lost thing which he found,

 5Or all that about which he hath sworn falsely; he shall even restore it in the principal, and shall add the fifth part more thereto, and give it unto him to whom it appertaineth, in the day of his trespass offering.

 6And he shall bring his trespass offering unto the LORD, a ram without blemish out of the flock, with thy estimation, for a trespass offering, unto the priest:

 7And the priest shall make an atonement for him before the LORD: and it shall be forgiven him for any thing of all that he hath done in trespassing therein.

 8And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

 9Command Aaron and his sons, saying, This is the law of the burnt offering: It is the burnt offering, because of the burning upon the altar all night unto the morning, and the fire of the altar shall be burning in it.

 10And the priest shall put on his linen garment, and his linen breeches shall he put upon his flesh, and take up the ashes which the fire hath consumed with the burnt offering on the altar, and he shall put them beside the altar.

 11And he shall put off his garments, and put on other garments, and carry forth the ashes without the camp unto a clean place.

 12And the fire upon the altar shall be burning in it; it shall not be put out: and the priest shall burn wood on it every morning, and lay the burnt offering in order upon it; and he shall burn thereon the fat of the peace offerings.

 13The fire shall ever be burning upon the altar; it shall never go out.

 14And this is the law of the meat offering: the sons of Aaron shall offer it before the LORD, before the altar.

 15And he shall take of it his handful, of the flour of the meat offering, and of the oil thereof, and all the frankincense which is upon the meat offering, and shall burn it upon the altar for a sweet savour, even the memorial of it, unto the LORD.

 16And the remainder thereof shall Aaron and his sons eat: with unleavened bread shall it be eaten in the holy place; in the court of the tabernacle of the congregation they shall eat it.

 17It shall not be baken with leaven. I have given it unto them for their portion of my offerings made by fire; it is most holy, as is the sin offering, and as the trespass offering.

 18All the males among the children of Aaron shall eat of it. It shall be a statute for ever in your generations concerning the offerings of the LORD made by fire: every one that toucheth them shall be holy.

 19And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

 20This is the offering of Aaron and of his sons, which they shall offer unto the LORD in the day when he is anointed; the tenth part of an ephah of fine flour for a meat offering perpetual, half of it in the morning, and half thereof at night.

 21In a pan it shall be made with oil; and when it is baken, thou shalt bring it in: and the baken pieces of the meat offering shalt thou offer for a sweet savour unto the LORD.

 22And the priest of his sons that is anointed in his stead shall offer it: it is a statute for ever unto the LORD; it shall be wholly burnt.

 23For every meat offering for the priest shall be wholly burnt: it shall not be eaten.

 24And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

 25Speak unto Aaron and to his sons, saying, This is the law of the sin offering: In the place where the burnt offering is killed shall the sin offering be killed before the LORD: it is most holy.

 26The priest that offereth it for sin shall eat it: in the holy place shall it be eaten, in the court of the tabernacle of the congregation.

 27Whatsoever shall touch the flesh thereof shall be holy: and when there is sprinkled of the blood thereof upon any garment, thou shalt wash that whereon it was sprinkled in the holy place.

 28But the earthen vessel wherein it is sodden shall be broken: and if it be sodden in a brasen pot, it shall be both scoured, and rinsed in water.

 29All the males among the priests shall eat thereof: it is most holy.

 30And no sin offering, whereof any of the blood is brought into the tabernacle of the congregation to reconcile withal in the holy place, shall be eaten: it shall be burnt in the fire.