Monday, May 9, 2011

Consecration is "filling of the hand" - pt. 1

Leviticus 8:22, 28, 29, 31, 33

22And he brought the other ram, the ram of consecration: and Aaron and his sons laid their hands upon the head of the ram. (KJV)

The underlined word is ordination in NIV and NAS.

It is consecration and ordination in Amplified Bible.

According to the Blue Letter Bible, the word for consecration/ordination ("millu" in Hebrew) is this.

According to the Strong's Dictionary, the Hebrew word "millu" also means "filling." Interesting.

F.B. Meyer says:
Consecration, according to the Hebrew word, means "filling the hand." Too many of us suppose that the consecrated soul renounces all - nay, it receives all. The nets are full of fish; the baskets are full of the broken pieces; the soul is full of grace and glory.

Thank you, LORD.

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