Leviticus 6-7 – The Continual Flame

Let’s be honest. There are some passages of Scripture that aren’t very thrilling or
inspiring. According to 2 Timothy 3:16, all of God’s Word is important and we can profit from everything in the Bible, but some passages are just more difficult to glean from than others.
That’s how I feel about Leviticus chapters 6-7. I’m sure the problem is mine, but I had trouble finding the personal application in these chapters.
But there was something in chapter 6 that sticks out to me. It is a reference to the fire at the place of the burnt offering. Twice, the Scripture says that this fire must be kept burning. It must not go out. It reminded me of the eternal flame that burns at the tomb of John F. Kennedy, in Arlington National Cemetery.
The fact that the fire for the burnt offering is to never go out reminds me that…
  • My life is to be an on-going sacrifice to God.
  • There has been a sacrifice made for me, by Jesus, that is continually presented to God for my on-going sinfulness.
  • God is a consuming fire, and He desires to continually consume every part of my life for His Glory. (Heb. 12:29)
These three things may not seem like much to glean from these two chapters, but these three things are EVERYTHING!


Bret Legg is the Teaching and Counseling Pastor at Warren Baptist Church in Augusta, GA.

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