(vs. 26-46) Much is expected of the priests of God. It is a difficult job with long hours. It requires purity and holiness on the part of the priests. It even requires that they come before YHWH’s presence under the pressure of only doing what is right, and if they don’t they could be risking their lives. But it’s not without some perks. The priests, with all their hard work, get a portion of the meat used in the sacrifice as well as the bread used in the tabernacle. “It shall be for Aaron and his sons as their portion forever”. It’s nice to see just how God is providing for His leaders.
We also see the importance of consecrating the alter for its use. It didn’t matter that it was made just right. Even with the right materials and being built the right way, it still required consecration before it could be used for its intended purpose.
One of the things i did want to note is that every day in the morning and at twilight there was to be the sacrifice of a one year old lamb with one-tenth of an ephah of fine flour with one-fourth of a hin of beaten oil, and one-fourth of a hin of wine for a drink offering. It’s interesting that wine would be considered as something clean / pure to be used in a holy offering since many Christians / Christian denominations here in America see alcohol as something sinful. Yet God sees it as a valid sacrifice to Him