Spices and Oil and Tabernacle Articles, Oh My!

Spices and Oil and Tabernacle Articles, Oh My!

22 Then the Lord said to Moses, 23 “Take the following fine spices: 500 shekels of liquid myrrh, half as much (that is, 250 shekels) of fragrant cinnamon, 250 shekels of fragrant calamus, 24 500 shekels of cassia—all according to the sanctuary shekel—and a hin of olive oil. 25 Make these into a sacred anointing oil, a fragrant blend, the work of a perfumer. It will be the sacred anointing oil. 26 Then use it to anoint the tent of meeting, the ark of the covenant law, 27 the table and all its articles, the lampstand and its accessories, the altar of incense, 28 the altar of burnt offering and all its utensils, and the basin with its stand. 29 You shall consecrate them so they will be most holy, and whatever touches them will be holy.

30 “Anoint Aaron and his sons and consecrate them so they may serve me as priests. 31 Say to the Israelites, ‘This is to be my sacred anointing oil for the generations to come. 32 Do not pour it on anyone else’s body and do not make any other oil using the same formula. It is sacred, and you are to consider it sacred. 33 Whoever makes perfume like it and puts it on anyone other than a priest must be cut off from their people.'” Exodus 30:22-33

Moses was to use this oil concoction to anoint Aaron and his sons only. The special blend could not be used anywhere else except in the tabernacle and on those high priests.

Separately they were spices and olive oil, but together they were holy and pleased the Lord. Those spices served a purpose.

Everything inside the tabernacle served a purpose and was there for a reason, including the fragrant oil for altar articles!

I cam across an old saying recently, “Don’t throw away a piece of the puzzle just because you don’t know where it fits.”

This COVID-19 virus is one large illustration. We have no idea how or why or why now this virus came into being.

God is still sovereign and on the throne.

This economic collapse didn’t catch him off guard. Just as we see no use in oiling altar articles, God had a purpose for it.

He has a purpose for what is happening right now even if it’s not related to the virus.

Trust in Him to lead you every step of the way.

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