A A A A A
Bible Book List
Dictionary of Bible Themes – 8218 consecration
8218 consecration

8218 consecration

The setting apart of people, things, times or places as sacred, for God to use.

Consecration is the requirement of a holy God

Lev 20:7-8 See also Lev 11:44; Lev 22:32

The consecration of people

The importance of personal consecration Ro 6:13

Inward consecration to God is symbolised by outward cleansing Ro 12:1; 2Co 5:14-15; 1Pe 2:24; Ex 19:10,14; 1Sa 16:5; 2Ch 30:17; 2Ch 35:6; Ps 50:5; Ro 12:1

The consecration of all firstborn males Ex 13:2; Lk 2:22-23 See also Ex 13:12-13; Nu 3:11-13; Nu 8:17-18 The Levites served in place of the firstborn males in Israel.

The consecration of priests Ex 29:1 See also Ex 19:22; 1Ki 13:33; 2Ch 30:3,24

The consecration of the Aaronic priesthood Ex 30:30 See also Ex 28:41; Lev 8:30; 1Ch 23:13

The consecration of the Levitical priesthood 1Ch 15:12; 2Ch 23:6; 2Ch 29:5; 2Ch 35:3

Special consecration is marked by a vow Nu 6:8,11 the Nazirite vow

The consecration of things

Altars Ex 29:36-37 See also Ex 30:29 The use of oil in consecration: Ex 40:9-11; Lev 8:11-12

Offerings Ex 28:38; Ex 29:27; Lev 22:2; 2Ch 30:17

Garments Ex 28:3; Ex 29:21; Ex 40:13; Nu 15:39-40

Bread 1Sa 21:4,6; Mt 12:4 pp Mk 2:25-26 pp Lk 6:3-4

Meat Hag 2:12 The state of consecration could be transmitted; Jer 11:15 True consecration should involve a right spirit.

Certain places are consecrated

Ex 19:23 Mount Sinai; Ex 29:43-44 the Tent of Meeting The tabernacle: Lev 8:10; Nu 7:1 The temple: 1Ki 8:64 pp 2Ch 7:7; 1Ki 9:3 pp 2Ch 7:16; 2Ch 29:17-19

Certain times are specially consecrated

Lev 25:10 the Year of Jubilee The Sabbath: Ge 2:3; Ex 20:8,11; Dt 5:12

The consecration of daily life

1Ti 4:4-5 The reference may be to grace before eating. See also Zec 14:20-21

Consecration as preparation for work and worship

Nu 11:18; Jos 3:5; Jos 7:13

Consecration to other gods incurs God’s displeasure

Isa 66:17 See also Jdg 17:3; 2Ch 13:9; 2Ch 26:18; 2Ch 30:17; 2Ch 36:14; Hos 9:10

See also

4488oil
5741vows
6744sanctification
7334circumcision
7402offerings
7412priesthood
7426ritual washing
7454sprinkling
7467temple, Solomon’s
8207commitment
8223dedication
8270holiness, set apart

Bible Gateway Recommends

The Compact Guide to the Bible
The Compact Guide to the Bible
Retail: $14.95
Our Price: $6.58Save: $8.37 (56%)Buy now
CLC Bible Companion DVD (PDF)
CLC Bible Companion DVD (PDF)
Retail: $9.99
Our Price: $8.99Save: $1.00 (10%)Buy now
CLC Bible Companion, Flexicover
CLC Bible Companion, Flexicover
Retail: $24.99
Our Price: $16.99Save: $8.00 (32%)Buy now