Friday, September 30, 2016

HOLY

Today’s Reading: Leviticus 5-6

Click scripture link to read online or HERE to listen online (then click the symbol of the audio speaker above the scripture portion on the right-hand side).

 

Once a year the High Priest would enter the Holy of Holies to worship and stand in God’s presence.

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where Reynold took the photo, click HERE.

Key Verse: Leviticus 6:25

Speak to Aaron and to his sons, saying, “This is the law of the sin offering: In the place where the burnt offering is killed, the sin offering shall be killed before the Lord. It is most holy…”

 

Moses and Aaron, his brother, were descendants of Levi, the third son of Jacob and Leah. They were known as Levites. God chose this tribe to provide the priests who were to represent the people before God. This third book, Leviticus, is filled with details of sacrifices, priestly duties, rituals and elaborate symbols. It is sometimes perceived as the most tedious book, but when we see its place in the divine plan, Leviticus can become an exciting book. Here, for the first time, we see a detailed account of God’s prescription for sin: a sacrificial system using blood to cover sin. Here are pictures of the life, work and Person of our great High Priest, Jesus Christ (Hebrews 8). All seven offerings were made by Jesus, the most holy Son of God. Meditate on Jesus, the final Sacrifice for sin (Hebrews 10:10). We no longer bring sacrifices, but rather present our bodies “a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is our reasonable service” (Romans 12:1).

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord Jesus, You bore the sin of all. You were sinless, though enduring the wrath of God against sin. You were the Father’s Delight. Though You were deprived of the light of Your Father’s countenance, You are “the Light of the world.” By Your Teacher, the Holy Spirit, I’ve discovered a great mystery accurately pictured in the offerings for sin. I pray for continued illumination of the “Truth” as I read Leviticus. Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS (plus a few more):

It was September of 1945, and I was 9 years old. Teased by other boys as the minister’s son, I stole an apple from the crate in front Mr. Kincaid’s grocery store to prove I was not a sissy. I destroyed the evidence, threw away the core, and returned home. The moment I entered our home, Mother looked intently at me and said, “What’s wrong, David?” I was discovered. I started to cry. Mother led me into my bedroom where I knelt, confessing my sin. When we got up and sat on the bed, Mother said, “God has forgiven your sin,” and then I heard the dreaded words I knew were coming, “You must make restitution for the wrong you did to Mr. Kincaid. Take 10 cents out of your own money, go back to the store, give Mr. Kincaid the money and ask his forgiveness.” This was too much for me. I pleaded with Mother, and she agreed that I could write a letter asking forgiveness, and enclose the dime, giving it to the grocer. Actually, I slipped the letter under a big box of cornflakes that sat on the counter. Within an hour, our phone at home rang and Mr. Kincaid said, “David, that was the bravest thing that you have done, and I forgive you. Thanks for the dime to pay for the apple. Please come and see me.” He ended up giving me my first job, delivering groceries. He said, “I need someone I can trust to bring the money back from the customer.” Mother died when I was 12. Someday, I’ll check with her for her side of the story. She may have been reading Leviticus 5:16 about restitution.

Yours for the assurance of forgiveness of sin,

David

8 thoughts on “Friday, September 30, 2016

  1. Mothers are wonderful gifts from God. Thank You, Father, for all your blessings, for another day of life. Please bless, strengthen, and keep all your people in your loving care. And help us to love and bless others today. In Jesus’s unmatchable name, amen

  2. Thank you David . Your personal story in today’s 100words, about the stolen apple brought tears to my eyes and a lump in throat. This is the 3rd season for me reading the Bible with you. Praise our Lord as he directs your path!

      • Amen, yes! through the love of a Mother for her son, thank you David for sharing, and being obedient to you Mother and trustworthy to this day as you share this blog and your life with us daily!!!

  3. What a powerful prayer David…I prayed with you! Thank you for your words of wisdom as you brought into the light today’s scripture and its relation to what Our Lord Jesus Christ did for us, “once and for all, we are forgiven through His Precious Blood!!!
    What a SAVIOUR, WHAT A KING OF KINGS!!! AND LORD OF LORDS!!!!

    Thank you for the video link from the Hebrew scriptures!!

  4. glad to read about Ron & Ann doing their Heart to Heart courses regarding marriage and how to have a better marriage by learning about God and His ways.
    what Canada needs is also more parenting courses starting as soon as parents have children;
    there should be classes at different stages in a child’s life and again, there is no reason why Christians can’t get these going, not in a judgmental way, but in a loving way, sharing God’s Word with the parents and listening to their concerns and support the family in raising of the child!
    We especially need these courses as children get older, starting puberty, that is very difficult for many! Again, parenting takes on a much more important and respectful role when lead by God fearing Christians.
    This program with Ron and Ann had been unfolding in their lives for a long time and then, the call was put forth and they both knew it was from God and they accepted the call gladly.
    I have expressed these views before but our schools need counsellors in every grade, starting from Grade One and up; if children have a safe place to go and someone safe to talk with all the issues that arise in a child’s life will lessen if they have been given the tools on how to deal with some very serious issues such as bullying; teasing; daring a young person to smoke/inject drugs!
    I would also like to see parents and their teens have some counselling time together maybe once a week for 6 weeks, both parents and young people need to know that they matter, that they are valued and teachers need to see that the family is very important and that they really do want to work together to raise a child!
    The sad part is that many years ago when my children were in elementary these counselling sessions were a must once the child entered Grade 5 and I attended until the child entered Grade 9……all this counselling was very helpful,
    please pray for our children, yes, there are private schools but they are expensive….
    I don`t know who ever thought that we know how life is supposed to work! I am so thankful that we can come to God and scream and yell and stomp our feet and HE understands completely, His Hands hug as harder, He tells us in His Word that He will never forsake us!……And when we confess that we have sinned, that we are sorry, He forgives us, no strings attached! BLESSED ASSURANCE

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