"he put the blood of the Compensation-Offering, on the lobe of the right ear of the one to be cleansed, on the thumb of his right hand, and on the big toe of his right foot."(14:28)
Why did Moses put blood on Aaron's right ear lobe, thumb, and the big toe of his right foot?
This question is so beautiful. We should ask for these same things from God today! Moses was instructed by God to consecrate the High Priest, Aaron, and his sons for their duties in the tabernacle.
The entire congregation was assembled, the priest were washed in the Laver (baptized), they were sanctified, dressed in the Holy garments of the Priesthood. The High Priest wore the Urim and Thummim. They were anointed with oil until it ran down their beards.
Then Moses began to sacrifice animals and use the blood from the animals as God had commanded him. It was put on the horns of the Brazen Altar with his finger, poured around the Altar, some of it was sprinkled.
However, the ram of consecration, was a bit different. Aaron and his sons laid their hands on its head, then Moses slew the animal. The blood was collected. Moses then put some on the right ear, right thumb and right great toe of Aaron and his sons, the rest of the blood was sprinkled on the Altar.
The remainder of the sacrifice was offered to God with a piece of unleavened Bread, a piece of leavened Bread, and a small cake.
Each sacrifice was a picture, shadow, and type of the more perfect Sacrifice our Lord Jesus Christ.
The question has been raised, why was the blood applied? It signified the Consecration of Aaron and his sons. It was applied to the right side as this is a sign of power and strength.
Why then to the ear? The ear is for listening.
How many times did God tell Moses and Aaron to do things that seemed unreal? An example would be: Pick up from an oasis with 70 palm trees, plenty of water and move 600,000 men plus women, children and cattle to the middle of the desert. "Did I hear that right, God? Really?" Yes! Why? To prove God's amazing Power, Love and Mercy! He gave them water out of a ROCK! That Rock was Christ!
We need Blood of Jesus on our own ears so we can listen to God!
Why was it applied to the right thumb?
The hand speaks of two things. First, it speaks of Worship. Second, it speaks of Service. Certainly as Priestly ministers they must remember that the SERVICE they are conducting IS WORSHIP to GOD! Too many times this is forgotten and the Service overshadows the True Worship!
We NEED the Blood of Jesus applied to our right thumb!
Why was it applied to the right great toe?
The foot speaks of walking. It is a proven fact that you are horribly crippled if you permanently lose your great toe. You can not walk a straight line. Aaron needed sure footing in the Tabernacle. So does God's people today!
We need the Blood of Jesus on our right great toe!
(copied Lena Wms)