Probably the most unusual thing placed in the ark of the covenant is Aaron’s rod that budded. At times, we can miss the incredible in what seems to be the random. A rod is something that isn’t in usual place in our society. It was much more commonplace in an agrarian society like the setting of much of the Bible’s narrative. When you study the “rod” in Scripture, it’s actually a significant picture of something that God uses in the life of a church: authority. The rod is a symbol of God’s stamp of authority on the man who He has chosen to wield it.
Sermon starts at 18:55