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What offering did King Hezekiah command to be made when he re-established the worship of the Temple, following a period of apostasy?

 

“Hezekiah gave the order to sacrifice the burnt offering on the altar. As the offering began, singing to the Lord began also, accompanied by trumpets and the instruments of King David of Israel.” 2 Chronicles 29:27.

 

How did Hezekiah interpret the meaning of this service to the people of Judah?

 

Then Hezekiah said, “You have now dedicated yourselves to the Lord. Come and bring sacrifices and thank offerings to the temple of the Lord.” So the assembly brought sacrifices and thank offerings, and all whose hearts were willing to bring burnt offerings.” Verse 31.

 

Note – The morning and evening burnt offering (Exodus 29:38-41) symbolized the daily consecration of the chosen people to the Lord.

 

Call To Continual Consecration

 

How does the apostle Paul urge this consecration upon all Christians?

 

“Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – this is your spiritual act of worship.” Romans 12:1.     

 

What is the sacrifice of praise declared to be?

 

“Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise – the fruit of lips that confess his name.” Hebrews 13:15.

 

How is the service of consecration to be carried out by the Christian church?

 

“You also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.” 1 Peter 2:5.

 

The Example of Jesus

 

Who has set the example of complete consecration?

 

“And whosoever wants to be the first must be your slave – just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Matthew 20:27,28.

 

What position has Jesus taken among His brethren?

 

“For who is greater, the one who is at the table or the one who serves? Is it not the one who is at the table? But I am among you as one who serves.” Luke 22:27.  

 

In what does the likeness to Christ consist?

 

Your attitude should be the same as that of Jesus Christ.” Philippians 2:5.

 

What did Christ’s spirit of meekness and consecration lead Him to do?

 

“But he made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.” Verse 7.

 

To what extent did Christ humble Himself?

 

“And being in the appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death – even death on the cross!” Verse 8.

 

 

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