Distinction must be made between public and private offerings. In addition to the private burnt offerings of the people, there was a daily, public burnt offering morning and evening. Cf. Exod. 29:38-42. It is this daily sacrifice that is referred to in 6:9, 12, with directions that the fire must not be allowed to go out on the altar.
- Neither the sacrifice nor the fire was to fail. What lessons can we learn from that?
Cf. Heb. 6:11, 12.
- 7:11-21. In the peace offering the people offered to God the spontaneous gifts of their love.
What were the three kinds of peace offering which individuals might bring?
What about us? Cf. Heb. 13:15, 16.
Note. A ‘wave offering’ (7:30) means an offering or part of an offering presented to the Lord by waving it towards him, before receiving it back from him.