God's Continued Protection

Last time we met we learned about the sacrifices and protections God set in place. Today we are going to discuss Ezekiel 46:19-24.


 19 Then he brought me through the entrance, which was at the side of the gate, to the north row of the holy chambers for the priests, and behold, a place was there at the extreme western end of them. 20 And he said to me, “This is the place where the priests shall boil the guilt offering and the sin offering, and where they shall bake the grain offering, in order not to bring them out into the outer court and so transmit holiness to the people.”
21 Then he brought me out to the outer court and led me around to the four corners of the court. And behold, in each corner of the court there was another court— 22 in the four corners of the court were small courts, forty cubits long and thirty broad; the four were of the same size. 23 On the inside, around each of the four courts was a row of masonry, with hearths made at the bottom of the rows all around. 24 Then he said to me, “These are the kitchens where those who minister at the temple shall boil the sacrifices of the people.”

You know, I never thought about that.
About where the sacrifices were taken care of once the people brought them.
Also never thought about how God would want to be careful about where they were prepared for the sake of the people.
God took care of that detail.  Protecting them from what the message says as " endanger the unprepared people out there with The Holy.”   God wanted to keep his people safe.  The priests were set apart by God for the work they did, so they could handle the holiness of God.  The common people were not.  So God set apart a special area for his sacrifices were his holiness wouldn't endanger them.

God made all these little kitchens for the cooking of his sacrifices and the protection of his people.

God still does this you know?   The watching out for his people. 
We often aren't truly aware of it.
At least that's what I bring away from this passage.  What about you?


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