Monthly Archive: February 2017

08
Feb

Leviticus 22-23

Daily Reading Leviticus 22-23 Daily Thought In 1946, Truett Cathy opened a restaurant he dubbed the Dwarf Grill, because it was small. Right from the start, Cathy determined they would rest on the Lord’s Day. “Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day is a Sabbath of solemn rest, a holy convocation. You […]

07
Feb

Leviticus 19-21

Daily Reading Leviticus 19-21 Daily Thought Question: Why don’t Christians today obey all the laws and instructions of the Old Testament? The short answer is, we did. That needs to be explained, doesn’t it? Israel is the nation ruled by God, and “You shall be holy, for I the LORD your God am holy” (Leviticus […]

06
Feb

Leviticus 16-18

Daily Reading Leviticus 16-18 Daily Thought There were two goats used on the Day of Atonement. One was slaughtered and its blood was carried into the Holy of Holies by the high priest. That was the blood that covered the guilt of the people in the sight of God. Now their conscience was purified and they […]

05
Feb

Leviticus 14-15

Daily Reading Leviticus 14-15 Daily Thought The ritual begins with two birds. One is killed and placed in “an earthenware vessel over fresh water” (Leviticus 14:50). Birds don’t belong in clay bowls; they belong in the heavens. In this we see Jesus, who “did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, […]

04
Feb

Leviticus 11-13

Daily Reading Leviticus 11-13 Daily Thought Question: What were God’s reasons for declaring some food clean and some unclean, or certain conditions such as childbirth, menstruation, and leprosy unclean? Lots of reasons have been offered. Perhaps there is symbolism in the choice of animals. The clean animals represented virtues, the unclean vices. Or maybe the unclean animals were […]

03
Feb

Leviticus 8-10

Daily Reading Leviticus 8-10 Daily Thought Nadab and Abihu, sons of Aaron and priests of the tabernacle, offered unauthorized fire before the LORD (Leviticus 10:1-2). I’m not sure what the fire was, but it was wrong. So God sent his own fire, not to consume the offering, but to consume the offerers. God not only desires obedience, he […]

02
Feb

Leviticus 5-7

Daily Reading Leviticus 5-7 Daily Thought God establishes a litany of sacrifices, the burnt, the grain, the sin, the guilt, the ordination, and peace offering, and he meticulously lays out his orders for each. He has instructions for the tabernacle, the priesthood, the altar, and the animals and grain. Yet even when worshipping God, I’d […]

01
Feb

Leviticus 1-4

Daily Reading Leviticus 1-4 Daily Thought Question: Why must the offerings be so violent and gruesome? For example, “Then he shall kill the bull before the Lord, and Aaron’s sons the priests shall bring the blood and throw the blood against the sides of the altar that is at the entrance of the tent of meeting” […]

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