Boaz Baptist Chronicles
|Posted on September 15, 2016 at 8:20 PM|
After I got done reading the text below...
II Chronicles 7:4 ¶ Then the king and all the people offered sacrifices before the LORD. 5 And king Solomon offered a sacrifice of twenty and two thousand oxen, and an hundred and twenty thousand sheep: so the king and all the people dedicated the house of God. 6 And the priests waited on their offices: the Levites also with instruments of musick of the LORD, which David the king had made to praise the LORD, because his mercy endureth for ever, when David praised by their ministry; and the priests sounded trumpets before them, and all Israel stood. 7 Moreover Solomon hallowed the middle of the court that was before the house of the LORD: for there he offered burnt offerings, and the fat of the peace offerings, because the brasen altar which Solomon had made was not able to receive the burnt offerings, and the meat offerings, and the fat.
...my mind went to this...
Have you ever passed by a steak house in the middle of dinner or a gyro place that sold lamb during a busy time of the day? Do you remember the smell that billowed through a vent? Did that smell make you salivate? (I bet you are salivating right now, just thinking about it. )
I'm not being irreverent, here, when I say...
Imagine--just imagine, when God passed by the house that was specifically built for Him and the fire that cooked His offerings, the senses that awoke in His nostrils. You knew He has a nose and could "smell," right? (Amos 5:21) Knowing that those offerings were in obedience to His command, He must have salivated, wouldn't you agree? God was pleased with the blood that was shed to make his people clean and He was, also, pleased with the sweet smell coming from the middle of the court that pictured what His Son would come to do one day when bearing in His own body the eternal punishment of our sins.