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Resource Articles

Browse, read and study through articles adapted from previously published First Fruits of Zion magazines and journals.

Shemini

 

Zeal and Devotion not Enough!

David had allowed his zeal and devotion to blind him to the commandments. His heart was in the right place. But God's holiness is a consuming fire and His laws are as much for our protection as they are for righteousness.
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The Priestly Service

Leviticus 9 is the most detailed narrative description of a worship service in the entire Bible. In this chapter, Aharon and his sons are now ready to function and officiate as priests. Finally, the Tabernacle is ready to be put to the test. Until now, no one had been able to enter the Tabernacle. At the end of the book of Exodus, the LORD descended from Sinai and came to dwell in the Tabernacle. So absolute was His holiness and so intense was His glory that even Moshe was unable to enter. No one was able to draw near to God. Now through the medium of the sacrificial services and a sanctified priesthood, Israel is ready to try.
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