There are certain things we need to speak with our mouth covered.
There are certain places only the king is allow to tread.
There are certain things we must not look into or we will die.
New Living Translation (NLT)
3 giving these instructions to the people: “When you see the Levitical priests carrying the Ark of the Covenant of the Lord your God, move out from your positions and follow them. 4 Since you have never traveled this way before, they will guide you. Stay about half a mile[a] behind them, keeping a clear distance between you and the Ark. Make sure you don’t come any closer.”
~1 Samuel 6:19New Living Translation (NLT)
19 But the Lord killed seventy men[a] from Beth-shemesh because they looked into the Ark of the Lord. And the people mourned greatly because of what the Lord had done.
There are certain things that is considered a grievous sin if we think of it haphazardly.
Jesus died! He died!
Everyone should solemn.
Not Oh we have done this did that and therefore we are saved.
We need to cover ourselves in dust in ashes especially in the things concerning the works of salvation and said: "Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, But to Your name give glory.
Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us,
But to Your name give glory,
Because of Your mercy,
Because of Your truth.
The real significance of the Ark of the Covenant was what took place involving the lid of the box, known as the "Mercy Seat." The term ‘mercy seat’ comes from a Hebrew word meaning “to cover, placate, appease, cleanse, cancel or make atonement for.” It was here that the high priest, only once a year (Leviticus 16), entered the Holy of Holies where the Ark was kept and atoned for his sins and the sins of the Israelites. The priest sprinkled blood of a sacrificed animal onto the Mercy Seat to appease the wrath and anger of God for past sins committed. This was the only place in the world where this atonement could take place.
The Mercy Seat on the Ark was a symbolic foreshadowing of the ultimate sacrifice for all sin—the blood of Christ shed on the cross for the remission of sins.
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