And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,…
Peculiar sanctity of the flesh and blood of the sin offering, pointing to the atonement. In all cases, whether the sin offering of the people, or of the priest, or of the great day of atonement, the same holiness of the victim and of the blood is insisted upon. Here there is -
I. THE NECESSITY OF ATONEMENT.
1. As prescribed by God, coming forth from his infinite holiness.
2. As connected with mediation, not in atonement dependent upon the chance merit of man, but the gracious promise of God's free and sovereign mercy.
3. As set forth in the flesh and blood of the victim, clearly indicating a substitutionary merit.
II. THE TYPICAL FULFILMENT OF THE SIN OFFERING IN JESUS CHRIST, at once the High Priest and the Victim.
1. Most holy in his person and his blood.
2. Connected with the burnt offering, as presented in the same place. The cross was a whole offering in the fire of suffering, in the consuming righteousness of the Divine Law.
3. Imparting the holiness to him who shall touch it. Healing virtue from Christ; sanctification from the cross.
4. The very vessels are sanctified. So the Spirit of Christ cleanses the world. The diffusion of the Christian doctrine and life lifts up all that belongs to human existence into a higher sphere. - R.
Parallel VersesKJV: And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,