Today’s Reading: Exodus 29, 30, 31:1-11, 31:18
Highlights of Today’s Reading: More details about the tabernacle: Rituals for Aaron and his sons who will perform the daily services, daily offerings to consecrate (make holy) the tabernacle, instructions for an altar and laver, recipes for the anointing oil and incense, gifted men who would do the actual construction, and a few other miscellaneous laws.
One thing that stands out is the shedding of blood of blood in animal sacrifices. A bull and two rams were to be sacrificed to purify Aaron and the tabernacle itself, but also a bull and two lambs everyday as an offering for the tabernacle. This, we will see, is just the beginning of the animal sacrifices made by the children of Israel.
In 29:21 they were to take blood and sprinkle it on the beautiful garments that we read about yesterday! What happens when you sprinkle blood on fine clothing? What is the purpose of all this shedding of blood?