OYB February 15

Filed in ReligionTags: Christianity, Devotions, One Year Bible

Today´s reading:
OT: Exodus 39-40
NT: Mark 1:1-28
Ps: Psalm 35:1-16
Pr: Proverbs 9:11-12

Gospel Thread - OT:

9 "Take the anointing oil and anoint the tabernacle and everything in it; consecrate it and all its furnishings, and it will be holy. 10 Then anoint the altar of burnt offering and all its utensils; consecrate the altar, and it will be most holy. 11 Anoint the basin and its stand and consecrate them. 12 Bring Aaron and his sons to the entrance to the Tent of Meeting and wash them with water. 13 Then dress Aaron in the sacred garments, anoint him and consecrate him so he may serve me as priest. 14 Bring his sons and dress them in tunics. 15 Anoint them just as you anointed their father, so they may serve me as priests. Their anointing will be to a priesthood that will continue for all generations to come."

Exodus 40:9-15 (NIV)

As previously discussed, such uses of anointing are messianic references, at least in part. Here, it is the anointing that confers holiness and consecration upon the implements used in and for the tabernacle worship, just as it is through Christ - the "Anointed One" - that holiness and consecration are conferred upon us. Likewise, it is the anointing that consecrates the priesthood of Aaron and his descendants, just as through Christ we are consecrated into His royal priesthood.

Gospel Thread - NT:

And so John came, baptizing in the desert region and preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.

Mark 1:4 (NIV)

Verses 2-3 quote Malachi 3:1 and Isaiah 40:3.

Gospel Thread - Psalms/Proverbs:

No direct gospel/messianic references in todays Psalms/Proverbs reading.

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