Who satisfies your mouth with good things… Psalm 103:5a Psalm 37: 3 declares: “Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.” There, the
In the first half of Psalm 103:4, God redeems us. Then, with only the separation of the pause of a comma, in the second half of the same verse, He crowns us. In other words,
When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. (1 Corinthians 13:11) What
Sons enjoyed certain special privileges (Deut. 21:17; Gen. “25:23, 31, 34; 49:3; 1 Chr. 5:1; Heb. 12:16; Ps. 89:27). (See” BIRTHRIGHT.) “The “first-born of the poor” signifies the most miserable of the “poor (Isa. 14:30). The “church of the first-born” signifies the” church of the redeemed. “The destruction of the first-born was the last of the ten “plagues inflicted on the Egyptians (Ex. 11:1-8; 12:29, 30).” “Menephtah is probably the Pharaoh whose first-born was slain. “His son did not succeed or survive his father, but died early.” “The son’s tomb has been found at Thebes unfinished, showing it” was needed earlier than was expected. Some of the records on the “tomb are as follows: “The son whom Menephtah loves; who draws” “towards him his father’s heart, the singer, the prince of” “archers, who governed Egypt on behalf of his father. Dead.”
From the beginning the office of the priesthood in each family belonged to the eldest son. But when the extensive plan of “sacrificial worship was introduced, requiring a company of men” “to be exclusively devoted to this ministry, the primitive office” of the first-born was superseded by that of the Levites (Num. “3:11-13), and it was ordained that the first-born of man and of” unclean animals should henceforth be redeemed (18:15). “The laws concerning this redemption of the first-born of man are recorded in Ex. 13:12-15; 22:29; 34:20; Num. 3:45; 8:17; 18:16; “Lev. 12:2, 4.” “The first-born male of every clean animal was to be given up to the priest for sacrifice (Deut. 12:6; Ex. 13:12; 34:20; Num. 18:15-17). “But the first-born of unclean animals was either to be redeemed “or sold and the price given to the priest (Lev. 27:11-13, 27).” “The first-born of an ass, if not redeemed, was to be put to” death (Ex. 13:13; 34:20).
A peculiar sanctity was attached to the first-born both of man and of cattle. God claimed that the first-born males of man and “of animals should be consecrated to him, the one as a priest” “(Ex. 19:22, 24), representing the family to which he belonged,” and the other to be offered up in sacrifice (Gen. 4:4).
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