Leviticus 9: Burning fat causes a fire


Synopsis:

On the 8th day, after the initial consecration, Aaron emerges and they start the other sacrifices, peace, sin, etc. All is going as it should, but apparently they put too much fat upon the altar that they weren’t supposed to and a huge fire erupts out of the altar.

In other words:

Burning fat for a sacrifice inside a tent causes a fire.

Favorite bit:

Leviticus 9:24 – “And there came a fire out from before the Lord, and consumed upon the altar the burnt offering and the fat which when all the people saw, they shouted and fell on their faces.” It must have been some fire that erupted.

Moral Lesson Learned:

Be careful when grilling, always have a fire extinguisher ready in case of fire. (Leviticus9:24)