Part of the Miscellaneous series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
Aaron laid on his deathbed atop Mount Hor. God told Mosses to take Aaron's son, Eleazar, up the mountain and strip him of his garments. They took the garments from Aaron (the coat, the robe, the ephod, the breastplate, the mitre, and the crown) and placed them upon Eleazar. He literally passed along his faith to his son.
We live in a world today where children rule the roost. Parents are more interested in being friends rather than parents. We let the children be independent and make their own decisions and we fail to lead them.
In Aaron we see a call for parents to pass along generational faith to our children. In Eleazar we see a call for children to accept that which is being passed along to them.
Parents - lead your children. The world has its teeth in them. It's up to us as parents to show them how to love the Lord and live for Him.
Children - accept that which is being passed along to you, and hold up your end of the exchange!
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5And thou shalt take the garments, and put upon Aaron the coat, and the robe of the ephod, and the ephod, and the breastplate, and gird him with the curious girdle of the ephod: 6And thou shalt put the mitre upon his head, and put the holy crown upon the mitre. 7Then shalt thou take the anointing oil, and pour it upon his head, and anoint him. 8And thou shalt bring his sons, and put coats upon them. 9And thou shalt gird them with girdles, Aaron and his sons, and put the bonnets on them: and the priest's office shall be theirs for a perpetual statute: and thou shalt consecrate Aaron and his sons. (KJV)
25Take Aaron and Eleazar his son, and bring them up unto mount Hor: 26And strip Aaron of his garments, and put them upon Eleazar his son: and Aaron shall be gathered unto his people, and shall die there. 27And Moses did as the LORD commanded: and they went up into mount Hor in the sight of all the congregation. 28And Moses stripped Aaron of his garments, and put them upon Eleazar his son; and Aaron died there in the top of the mount: and Moses and Eleazar came down from the mount. 29And when all the congregation saw that Aaron was dead, they mourned for Aaron thirty days, even all the house of Israel. (KJV)