Thus shall Aaron come into the holy place: with a young bullock for a sin offering, and a ram for a burnt offering.…
I. THE AUTHORITY FOR THE DAY AND ITS MEASURES.
1. Both authorised of God (vers. 1, 2).
2. Both, then, Divinely important.
(1) In regard to the definiteness of the day.
(2) In regard to the meaning and order of its ceremonies.
II. THE TYPICAL MEANING OF THE JEWISH ATONEMENT-DAY.
1. The Divinely stated reason for its appointment (ver. 16).
(1) The fact of sin and the necessity for its expiation by blood.
(2) Sin necessitates atonement if it is to be pardoned.
(3) This fact bespeaks the antagonism of sin against the Divine will, and the holiness and righteousness of the Divine character.
2. The Divinely appointed measures for its observance.
(1) In respect to the agent.
(2) In respect to the measures themselves.Lessons:
1. The hatefulness, heinousness, and guiltiness of sin are here shown.
2. God's desire to provide for the removal of its guilt, and the prevention of its consequences, demonstrated.
3. The comprehensiveness of the provision in the atonement.
(D. C. Hughes, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Thus shall Aaron come into the holy place: with a young bullock for a sin offering, and a ram for a burnt offering.