April 1, Reading 1 – Leviticus 8


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SAA Notes

Aaron and his sons were anointed with oil and blood. They were the first anointed (Messiahs) in the Bible. Their mediatorial work came first before David was anointed as King centuries later. So, too Christ’s mediatorial work came first before He comes again to reign! Do you see testimony to Jesus!

SJA Notes

* Dear God. You are God. We are Your people. Thank You for saving us. Please teach us today.

“And he set the turban on his head, and on the turban, in front, he set the golden plate, the holy crown, …”

It is of interest to us in this passage that a priest would have a crown. It seems a strange thing, as mostly we think of kings have crowns.

A crown is a symbol of authority, of rule and right.

In this passage we have a priestly crown.

Back in Exodus ch 29 we read,

“And you shall set the turban on his head and put the holy crown on the turban.”

Moses was following the command as God had laid down.

God’s order, in the structures He put in place for His people, was for the high priest to have a crown. Long before Israel bucked against God and requested a king.

Once they did get a king who had a crown of authority the high priest retained his crown.

How good is it then to think about Jesus, who is both our Righteous King (see Jeremiah 23, 1 Timothy 6, Revelation 19) and our great High Priest (Psalm 110, Zechariah 6, Hebrews 4, 5 and basically all of Hebrews).

He wears both crowns!

* Gracious God,

Thank You for Jesus, our king and high priest – Who has all authority and power. He is the final and complete fulfilment of both the kingly and priestly crowns.

Please help us know You better today, that we might grow in godliness.

Thank You that it is You who continue to build Your church.


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