feasting on his presence

marmsky devotions pics October 2016 (30)


Leviticus 24:5-9

Lev 24:5 “You will take fine flour and bake twelve loaves from it; two tenths of an ephah will be in each loaf.
Lev 24:6 And you will set them in two piles, six in a pile, on the table of pure gold in Yahveh’s sight.
Lev 24:7 And you will put pure frankincense on each pile, that it may go with the bread as a reminiscence as a fire offering to Yahveh.
Lev 24:8 Every Sabbath day Aaron will arrange it in Yahveh’s sight regularly; it is from the people of Israel as a permanent covenant.
Lev 24:9 And it will be for Aaron and his sons, and they will eat it in a holy place, since it is for him a most holy portion out of Yahveh’s fire offerings, a permanent prescription.”

feasting on his presence

Aaron and his sons, as priests, regularly feasted on the santified bread. It represented both the presence of the LORD, and the holiness of the people (twelve tribes). This was because God intended to manifest his presence — not just within the confines of the tabernacle, but within the community of faith. By feasting on the sanctified bread, the priests were essentially feasting on the promise of the presence of God among them. Later, when Christ told us to pray for our daily bread, he might have been expanding this concept to include all that God gives his people.

LORD, thank you for providing all that we seek for — especially your presence among us.

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