If his offering be a burnt sacrifice of the herd, let him offer a male without blemish…
4. Slain by offerer himself.
5. Blood sprinkled.
6. Wholly consumed.
II. FEATURES WHICH DISTINGUISH IT FROM THE SIN-OFFERING.
1. Nothing is said of the voluntary character of the sin-offering. Does not this throw light on the agony and prayer of Christ in Gethsemane?
2. Only parts of the sin-offering were to be burnt on the altar of burnt-offering (Hebrews 4:11, 12; Hebrews 13:11-13; 2 Corinthians 5:21). This explains the suffering of Christ and His cry on the cross — "Eloi," &c.
III. TO OBSERVE THESE DISTINCTIONS IMPORTANT, AS BEARING UPON THEIR TYPICAL SIGNIFICATION.
1. The Epistle to the Hebrews proves that Christ and His work are typified in the whole Mosaic ritual.
2. The one represents our Lord in His consecration to His Father's will; the other, as its name indicates, represents Him as the sin-bearer.
(1) His consecration has in it the elements of voluntariness and completeness, and that it was of sweet savour unto Jehovah.
(2) As sin.bearer He is represented as not being permitted to suffer even within the camp. Lessons:
1. As a burnt-offering our Lord is to us an example in our consecration to God, which should be —
(1) Perfect in its sincerity.
(2) Cheerful in its spirit.
(3) Unreserved in its degree.
2. As a sin-offering our Lord teaches us how hateful sin was to Him; yet He endured its imputation, "being made sin for us," that we might be made God's righteousness in Him.
(D. C. Hughes, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: If his offering be a burnt sacrifice of the herd, let him offer a male without blemish: he shall offer it of his own voluntary will at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the LORD.