Moses had prepared the tabernacle, then anointed and consecrated it for God. All the preparations has been completed, and the Israelites were now able to worship God in His presence. Then for the next 12 days, the leaders of each tribe brought offerings to the Lord. One tribe per day, bringing the same set of items as a dedication offering.
Yesterday was Resurrection Sunday (of course the timing for today’s reading.) With Jesus’ death, and resurrection, the “ultimate preparation” for all men to be able to come into God’s presence was completed. Tetelestai, Jesus said, It is Finished!
What amazing grace, what an eternal love!
For the next 12 days, just like the tribes of Israel, I want to bring something to God. I don’t know what or how, but I pray God shows me.
For reference, here’s what each tribe brought. (This might make sense sometime in the future.)
• one silver plate whose weight was 130 shekels
• one silver basin of 70 shekels
• both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering
• one golden dish of 10 shekels, full of incense
• one bull from the herd
• one ram
• one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering
• one male goat for a sin offering
• and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen,
• five rams,
• five male goats,
• and five male lambs a year old