Exodus 29: Why Have a Relationship with God?
A few important offerings are explained throughout Exodus chapter 29. Also, the role of the priest is explained in some detail. However, we are given a reason for all the detail at the end of the chapter.
Exo 29:45 And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will be their God.
Exo 29:46 And they shall know that I am the LORD their God, that brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, that I may dwell among them: I am the LORD their God.
If the Israelites were faithful and followed through with all of the sacrifices, their relationship with God would thrive.
I think it is somewhat similar with how we should operate today. When we do what God wants us to do, our relationship only grows stronger.
Eph 5:1 Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;
Eph 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.
We are supposed to follow God like children. When you think about little children, their natural curiosity probably comes to mind. Children always want to learn more about the world around them which is understandable given that they have not had very much time to learn everything about how the world works.
God is an infinite being, so it is impossible to know everything about Him. However, we need to have that desire to make this a better and better relationship. We need to want to do what God wants us to do, and we need to learn more and more about Him. It is hard to develop a relationship with someone that you never spend any time with.
Just like the Israelites, when we follow God, we get to know Him better and we are more sensitive to His leading.