Exodus 29:1-9

1 “Now this is what you shall do to them to consecrate them to minister as priests to Me: take one young bull and two rams without blemish, 2 and unleavened bread and unleavened cakes mixed with oil, and unleavened wafers spread with oil; you shall make them of fine wheat flour. 3 “You shall put them in one basket, and present them in the basket along with the bull and the two rams. 4 “Then you shall bring Aaron and his sons to the doorway of the tent of meeting and wash them with water. 5 “You shall take the garments, and put on Aaron the tunic and the robe of the ephod and the ephod and the breastpiece, and gird him with the skillfully woven band of the ephod; 6 and you shall set the turban on his head and put the holy crown on the turban. 7 “Then you shall take the anointing oil and pour it on his head and anoint him. 8 “You shall bring his sons and put tunics on them. 9 “You shall gird them with sashes, Aaron and his sons, and bind caps on them, and they shall have the priesthood by a perpetual statute. So you shall ordain Aaron and his sons.

Even though God had ordained that Aaron and his sons should have the priesthood in perpetuity, it was up to Aaron to pass down the traditions and customs of the priesthood. So it is with us as believers. God wants to bless our children forever, but He can only do so if we remember to pass on the baton, and “train up the child in the way that he should go.”

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