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Month: May 2020

2020 Day 152 – Leviticus 13-14 and Psalms 150

2020 Day 152 – Leviticus 13-14 and Psalms 150

God gave very specific instructions on how to handle a leprous person.  Those detailed instructions are recorded in this section of Leviticus.  Leprosy is a terrible disease and back then it was usually fatal, but Jesus was able to heal an infected person by just touching him or her.  “And a leper came to him, imploring him, and kneeling said to him, “If you will, you can make me clean.”  Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand and touched…

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2020 Day 151 – Leviticus 11-12 and Psalms 149

2020 Day 151 – Leviticus 11-12 and Psalms 149

Many times in scripture we are told how God feels about those who are humble.  “For the LORD takes pleasure in his people; he adorns the humble with salvation.” (Psalm 149:4)  “For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” (Luke 14:11)  Paul encourages us to be motivated with a humble attitude like Christ.  “So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by…

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2020 Day 150 – Leviticus 9-10 and Psalms 148

2020 Day 150 – Leviticus 9-10 and Psalms 148

Our Heavenly Father wants and deserves our worship of Him.  “Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire.” (Hebrews 12:28-29)  As this passage says, we are to offer to Him “acceptable worship” which implies that worship not done according to His will would be in vain.  In the same sentence the Hebrew writer calls God a “consuming…

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2020 Day 149 – Leviticus 7-8 and Psalms 147

2020 Day 149 – Leviticus 7-8 and Psalms 147

God’s commands for His people came thru Moses.  “And Moses said to the congregation, “This is the thing that the LORD has commanded to be done.” (Leviticus 8:5)  Why would the people want to do “the thing” that God had commanded?  Jesus tells us what that motivation should be for us.  “Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and…

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2020 Day 148 – Leviticus 5-6 and Psalms 146

2020 Day 148 – Leviticus 5-6 and Psalms 146

Have you ever been let down by someone that you trusted?  The Psalmist tells us who we can and cannot trust.  “Put not your trust in princes, in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation. When his breath departs, he returns to the earth; on that very day his plans perish. Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD his God,” (Psalm 146:3-5)  The Proverb writer points out that the Lord is to…

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2020 Day 147 – Leviticus 3-4 and Psalms 145

2020 Day 147 – Leviticus 3-4 and Psalms 145

This section of Leviticus includes some of the details of the sacrifices that God required under the old law.  God was very specific about how he wanted these sacrifices to be done.  If done correctly it was said that the sacrifice was a “sweet savour” or some translations say “pleasing aroma” to God.  “And he shall take away all the fat thereof, as the fat is taken away from off the sacrifice of peace offerings; and the priest shall burn…

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2020 Day 146 – Leviticus 1-2 and Psalms 144

2020 Day 146 – Leviticus 1-2 and Psalms 144

Moses brought to the Israelites very specific commands from God on how they were to offer sacrifices.  “And the LORD called unto Moses, and spake unto him out of the tabernacle of the congregation, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, If any man of you bring an offering unto the LORD, ye shall bring your offering of the cattle, even of the herd, and of the flock.  If his offering be a burnt sacrifice of the…

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2020 Day 145 – Exodus 37-40 and Psalms 143

2020 Day 145 – Exodus 37-40 and Psalms 143

God gave Moses very specific instructions on building the tabernacle and everything related to it.  Moses shared those instructions with the Israelites and they completed the work.  “According to all that the LORD had commanded Moses, so the people of Israel had done all the work.  And Moses saw all the work, and behold, they had done it; as the LORD had commanded, so had they done it. Then Moses blessed them.” (Exodus 39:42-43)  These verses tell us they did…

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2020 Day 144 – Exodus 34-36 and Psalms 142

2020 Day 144 – Exodus 34-36 and Psalms 142

Moses shared with the people words from God to build His tabernacle.  “Take from among you a contribution to the LORD. Whoever is of a generous heart, let him bring the LORD’s contribution: gold, silver, and bronze;” (Exodus 35:5)  And the list of things for them to bring continues on in the next few verses.  Their contributions were to be done with “a generous heart” and it seems like that is just what they had.  “And they received from Moses all…

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2020 Day 143 – Exodus 31-33 and Psalms 141

2020 Day 143 – Exodus 31-33 and Psalms 141

After Moses had been up on the mountain for a while, the people got impatient.  They wanted Aaron to build them a god.  He obliged and built them a golden calf from jewelry that they brought to him.  We are told that Aaron told them to bring him this gold and also that he was the one who carved the calf. (vs. 2-4)  When Moses came down from the mountain and questioned his older brother about it, the story was…

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