the LORD shall choose
12:14 the LORD shall choose. Note also Deuteronomy 12:5,11. The Lord’s temporary choice for His tabernacle was at Shiloh (Joshua 18:1), then at Jerusalem (II Samuel 6:17), eventually in the body of each believer (I Corinthians 6:19).
12:23 blood is the life. Note Genesis 9:4; Leviticus 17:11. Blood offerings and even drinking of blood were common among the pagan religions, but God considered the blood sacred, as containing the “life” of the flesh, and also as anticipating the blood of Christ, which would be shed for the eternal life of all who would partake spiritually of its regenerating power (John 6:53-56).
12:24 upon the earth. Compare Leviticus 17:13, which says that the blood should also be covered with dust. Some of the blood was first to be sprinkled on the altar (Leviticus 3:2) before being poured upon the ground.