Dedication

The Temple is Dedicated - Ezra 6:13 – 6:22 (commentary)

Governor Tattenai, Shethar Bozenai, and their advisors carefully obeyed King Darius (v. 13). With great success the Jewish leaders continued working on the temple, while Haggai and Zechariah encouraged them by their preaching (v. 14). And so, the temple was completed at the comma …

Nehemiah Dedicates The Wall - Nehemiah 12:27 – 12:47 (commentary)

The Jews were accustomed to having workers and watchers on the walls of Jerusalem, but now Nehemiah and Ezra assigned people to be worshipers on the walls. They conducted a dedication service with such enthusiasm that their shouts and songs were heard “afar off” (v. 43) …

Dedication of the Levites - Numbers 8:1 – 8:18 (commentary)

In this chapter we are examining the events that occurred in the camp of Israel at Mount Sinai on the day the tabernacle was erected. Everything that was done in the camp of Israel was ordered by the Lord. In the church today, God doesn’t speak audibly to His people as He did to …

Jesus is Circumcised - Luke 2:21 – 2:24 (commentary)

Luke tells us that eight days after the Baby was born, He was circumcised and given the name “Jesus,” just as the angel had said (v. 21). Every boy was circumcised and named on the eighth day after his birth (Lev. 12:3; Luke 1:59-60). Circumcision symbolized the Jews’ …

The People Afraid of God’s Presence - Deuteronomy 5:22 – 5:33 (commentary)

Moses rehearses for this younger generation going into the Promised Land the tremendous experience of receiving the law directly from God (vv. 22-26). The children of Israel promised to keep the Law, but they did not do it (v. 27). These people were under favorable conditio …

Hezekiah Called For a Worship Service at The Temple - II Chronicles 29:20 – 29:24 (commentary)

After the priests and Levites had made things right in their own life and cleansed the temple Hezekiah called together the officials of Jerusalem, and they went to the temple (v. 20). They brought with them bulls, rams, lambs and goats to offer as sacrifices (v. 21). These were o …

The First Sacrifices Offered by Aaron And His Sons - Leviticus 9:1 – 9:24 (commentary)

Moses called together Aaron, his sons, and Israel’s leaders (v. 1). He told them to find a perfect young bull and a ram and offer them to the Lord as a sacrifice for sin (v. 2). They must be a year old and have nothing wrong with them (v. 3), because the Lord will appear today ( …