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13
Feb

Numbers 5-6

Daily Reading Numbers 5-6 Daily Thought When God created man and woman, he designed marriage as a foundational covenant for a godly people. God then declared all of creation to be “very good” (Genesis 1:31). An accusation of unfaithfulness, therefore, was to be seriously considered. What if, for instance, a wife is pregnant and the husband […]

12
Feb

Numbers 3-4

Daily Reading Numbers 3-4 Daily Thought “From thirty years old up to fifty years old, you shall list them, all who can come to do duty, to do service in the tent of meeting” (Numbers 4:23). In the Hebrew, “to do duty” reads literally “to war the warfare.” It is repeated several times in Numbers, chapter 4, verses […]

11
Feb

Numbers 1-2

Daily Reading Numbers 1-2 Daily Thought We count people, as well as we can. “Take a census of all the congregation of the people of Israel, by clans, by fathers’ houses, according to the number of names, every male, head by head” (Numbers 1:2). There are 7,000,000,000 people on this planet, more or less. Best guess is 100 […]

10
Feb

Leviticus 26-27

Daily Reading Leviticus 26-27 Daily Thought Principles of Discipline from Leviticus 26: “If you walk in my statutes and observe my commandments and do them, then… But if you will not listen to me and will not do all these commandments…” (Leviticus 26:3-4, 14). Clearly communicate the rules and their consequences, rewards for obedience and […]

09
Feb

Leviticus 24-25

Daily Reading Leviticus 24-25 Daily Thought Woody Guthrie can sing, “This land is your land; this land is my land.” Israel cannot. God was clear, “The land shall not be sold in perpetuity, for the land is mine. For you are strangers and sojourners with me” (Leviticus 25:23). Every 50th year, the year of Jubilee, was […]

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 […]

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