At the entrance to the Tent of Meeting, Aaron must wash. While part of the sacrifice is for the altar, part is to be taken outside and burned. The part that is burned outside is for the sin offering. Where was Christ taken to be crucified as a sin offering? Outside the city.

A ram is killed with Aaron and his sons laying their hands on it. It’s burnt and makes a pleasing aroma to the Lord because His people are drawing near. The sacrifice isn’t His desire. The people are.

Blood is spilled and poured and thrown and sprinkled. The blood is what is needed for that drawing near to take place, to make it possible. Otherwise, His people would die in His presence.

Aaron and his sons are to eat some of the meat of this ordination sacrifice described in Exodus 29. The sacrifice wasn’t just for God; it was for them too. Everything He does is for His children as well. God is love and love is not selfish. He’s not thinking of Himself.

The Lord says:

That there at the entrance of the tent of the meeting I will meet with you, to speak to you there.

I will dwell among the people of Israel and will be their God.

And they shall know that I am the Lord their God, who brought them out of the land of Egypt that I might dwell among them. I am the Lord their God.

He brought them out of Egypt because He wanted to be with them. He wanted to dwell with them. He is their God. Jesus died and shed His blood so that He could live with us. He wants to be your God.

Don’t keep Him on the outside. Invite Him in to stay. Invite Him in for fellowship. God spoke with them there at the entrance to the tent. He wants to talk with you. He wants a living, breathing, intimate relationship with you. He’s waiting for you to meet with Him. Go and be with Him and let your time of fellowship be a pleasing aroma to Him.