And you shall cause a bullock to be brought before the tabernacle of the congregation…
The Tabernacle of the congregation — or, rather, tent of meeting — was the place where God's presence was manifested. This was granted to the people of Israel, first in the pillar of fire and cloud, then in the Tabernacle and Temple. And now for us in Jesus Christ there is "God manifested in the flesh."
I. IN AND THROUGH CHRIST GOD IS REVEALED.
II. THROUGH HIM AND BY HIM THE LORD GOD IS APPROACHED.
1. We have the right of approach through Jesus Christ. His life embodied a perfect righteousness. His death is the accepted sacrifice.
2. We have not only the right of approach, but also the power to approach, sharing the Spirit of the Divine Redeemer; for the final result and crowning proof of our Lord's exaltation was this — He sent the Comforter.
Parallel VersesKJV: And thou shalt cause a bullock to be brought before the tabernacle of the congregation: and Aaron and his sons shall put their hands upon the head of the bullock.