Numbers Chapter 28

The Lord has established many things in the law of Moses, which are repeated multiple times through the first books in the Bible. One of those things is the law of sacrifices. These things were important to go over again, as the people were preparing to go into the promised land. This chapter begins:

1 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
2 Command the children of Israel, and say unto them, My offering, and my bread for my sacrifices made by fire, for a sweet savour unto me, shall ye observe to offer unto me in their due season.
3 And thou shalt say unto them, This is the offering made by fire which ye shall offer unto the Lord; two lambs of the first year without spot day by day, for a continual burnt offering.
4 The one lamb shalt thou offer in the morning, and the other lamb shalt thou offer at even;
5 And a tenth part of an ephah of flour for a meat offering, mingled with the fourth part of an hin of beaten oil.
6 It is a continual burnt offering, which was ordained in mount Sinai for a sweet savour, a sacrifice made by fire unto the Lord.
7 And the drink offering thereof shall be the fourth part of an hin for the one lamb: in the holy place shalt thou cause the strong wine to be poured unto the Lord for a drink offering.
8 And the other lamb shalt thou offer at even: as the meat offering of the morning, and as the drink offering thereof, thou shalt offer it, a sacrifice made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the Lord.

Every different sacrifice, had an appropriate time for its observance. Each day, the Israelites were to offer a first year lamb without blemish in the morning, and another like it in the evening. Along with it, they were to give an offering of flour and oil. This burnt offering, was to be a continual offering to the Lord. The Lord reminded them that this offering had been established at Mount Sinai (See Exodus 29). There was to be a drink offering made as well.

9 And on the sabbath day two lambs of the first year without spot, and two tenth deals of flour for a meat offering, mingled with oil, and the drink offering thereof:
10 This is the burnt offering of every sabbath, beside the continual burnt offering, and his drink offering.

On the sabbath, a sacrifice of two lambs, two offerings of flour and oil and drink. I think this was to be in addition to the every-day offering mentioned above.

11 And in the beginnings of your months ye shall offer a burnt offering unto the Lord; two young bullocks, and one ram, seven lambs of the first year without spot;
12 And three tenth deals of flour for a meat offering, mingled with oil, for one bullock; and two tenth deals of flour for a meat offering, mingled with oil, for one ram;
13 And a several tenth deal of flour mingled with oil for a meat offering unto one lamb; for a burnt offering of a sweet savour, a sacrifice made by fire unto the Lord.
14 And their drink offerings shall be half an hin of wine unto a bullock, and the third part of an hin unto a ram, and a fourth part of an hin unto a lamb: this is the burnt offering of every month throughout the months of the year.
15 And one kid of the goats for a sin offering unto the Lord shall be offered, beside the continual burnt offering, and his drink offering.
16 And in the fourteenth day of the first month is the passover of the Lord.
17 And in the fifteenth day of this month is the feast: seven days shall unleavened bread be eaten.
18 In the first day shall be an holy convocation; ye shall do no manner of servile work therein:
19 But ye shall offer a sacrifice made by fire for a burnt offering unto the Lord; two young bullocks, and one ram, and seven lambs of the first year: they shall be unto you without blemish:
20 And their meat offering shall be of flour mingled with oil: three tenth deals shall ye offer for a bullock, and two tenth deals for a ram;
21 A several tenth deal shalt thou offer for every lamb, throughout the seven lambs:
22 And one goat for a sin offering, to make an atonement for you.
23 Ye shall offer these beside the burnt offering in the morning, which is for a continual burnt offering.
24 After this manner ye shall offer daily, throughout the seven days, the meat of the sacrifice made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the Lord: it shall be offered beside the continual burnt offering, and his drink offering.
25 And on the seventh day ye shall have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work.

On the first day of each month, they were to give a burnt offering as well. This was to be a sacrifice of two young bullocks, a ram, seven first-year lambs, each with the appropriate offering of flour and oil, and drink. In addition, there was to be a sin offering given along with the continual offering. This offering was to be a young goat.

Passover was on the fourteenth day of the first month. It was followed by the seven-day feast of unleavened bread. The first day of it and the last day, were to be for gathering and free of any work of servitude. They were to make a burnt offering of two bullocks, a ram and seven lambs, each with an offering of flour and oil. Also, there was to be a sin offering of a goat for an atonement for the people. They were to offer these sacrifices each morning for the seven days.

26 Also in the day of the firstfruits, when ye bring a new meat offering unto the Lord, after your weeks be out, ye shall have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work:
27 But ye shall offer the burnt offering for a sweet savour unto the Lord; two young bullocks, one ram, seven lambs of the first year;
28 And their meat offering of flour mingled with oil, three tenth deals unto one bullock, two tenth deals unto one ram,
29 A several tenth deal unto one lamb, throughout the seven lambs;
30 And one kid of the goats, to make an atonement for you.
31 Ye shall offer them beside the continual burnt offering, and his meat offering, (they shall be unto you without blemish) and their drink offerings.

Finally, the Israelites were to give offerings at the Feast of Firstfruits. They were not to do any work of servitude on that day. They were to given an offering of two bullocks, a ram and seven lambs, each with flour and oil. They were also to make an offering of a goat for an atonement. This was along with the continual offering every day.

The Lord knows that we need to be reminded of our covenants with him. This reminder comes to us through our faithful observance of sacrifices. These things needed to be regularly established with the Israelites, because the Lord knew they would often forget. We have the same problem today. We make covenants with the Lord. Then, life happens, and we can easily forget the Lord and our covenants. This is why, the Lord has asked us to gather once a week, to partake of the sacrament and renew our covenants with him. Our offering of a broken heart and a contrite spirit is what we need to humbly bring before the Lord. This is needed in order for us to stay on the path that He desires for us. Without a continual reminder, I know that I would find it harder to remember the things that God has asked me to do.

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