A Continual Ascending Flame
"The priest shall burn it upon the altar…it is a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the Lord" (Lev. 1:17).
This beautiful offering not only typifies the sacrifice of Christ, but also becomes the pattern of our true consecration to God. From each of us God rightly claims, in the light of His most searching presence, the willing and full surrender and dedication of our entire being, and the consecration of every detail of our life. Like Him, too, our whole life should be a continual ascending flame of love and service on His holy altar, so that the Father can say of us, as of Him, "My beloved child, in whom I am well pleased."
The only way in which we can ever make this offering is by receiving the Lord Jesus Christ into our very life and being, and becoming so identified with Him that we can continually present Him in our heart of hearts as the very life of our life. It is only as He thus lives in us that we can be truly consecrated, and that God can ever take pleasure in us.