Month: January 2024

MEDICINE THEN AND NOW

Opening Prayer Jesus, lead me to the Father’s embrace; Father, breathe on me your Holy Spirit; Spirit, empower me to follow Jesus today. Read LEVITICUS 13 Regulations About Defiling Skin Diseases 13 The Lord said to Moses and Aaron, 2 “When anyone has a swelling or a rash or a shiny spot on their skin that may be a defiling skin disease,[a] they must …

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STRANGE FOOD LAWS

Opening Prayer Generous God, thank you for your provisions for me—for those things I need and for those things that are mine to simply appreciate and enjoy. Most of all, thank you for my Savior Jesus, and for the faith and security that are mine in him. Read LEVITICUS 11 Clean and Unclean Food 11 The Lord said to …

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THE SUFFERING CHURCH

Opening Prayer Father in heaven, you are faithful; your mercies are new every morning. I offer you thanksgiving and praise. Read PSALM 79 Psalm 79 A psalm of Asaph. 1 O God, the nations have invaded your inheritance;    they have defiled your holy temple,    they have reduced Jerusalem to rubble.2 They have left the dead bodies of your servants    as food for …

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CONSECRATION FOR SERVICE

Opening Prayer Almighty God, thank you for choosing me to be your own, for calling me to serve you, and for giving me all that I need to proclaim your excellence in this world of darkness. Read LEVITICUS 8 The Ordination of Aaron and His Sons 8 The Lord said to Moses, 2 “Bring Aaron and his sons, their garments, the anointing oil, the …

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GOD IS NOT A BAD EMPLOYER

Opening Prayer Jesus, Lion of Judah, you are worthy of all worship and praise. Accept mine that I humbly bring before you today. Read LEVITICUS 6:24–7:38 The Sin Offering 24 The Lord said to Moses, 25 “Say to Aaron and his sons: ‘These are the regulations for the sin offering: The sin offering is to be slaughtered before the Lord in the place the burnt …

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GUILT AND RESTITUTION

Opening Prayer Coming to read your Word, Lord, I ask that your Spirit draw me closer to you and convict me of anything that stands in the way of hearing what you have for me today. Read LEVITICUS 5:14–6:23 The Guilt Offering 14 The Lord said to Moses: 15 “When anyone is unfaithful to the Lord by sinning unintentionally in regard to any of …

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‘MEA CULPA’!

Opening Prayer Lord God Almighty, I come to you in wonder, amazed by your great love and power, and even more amazed that your love and power are expressed in my life. Thank you for your work accomplished in and through me. Read LEVITICUS 4:1–5:13 The Sin Offering 4 The Lord said to Moses, 2 “Say to the Israelites: ‘When anyone …

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NO ENDURING CITY

Opening Prayer As I come to study your Word today, Father, open my ears to hear your voice. Give me a teachable spirit receptive and responsive to what you would have me learn. Read PSALM 78:40–72 40 How often they rebelled against him in the wilderness    and grieved him in the wasteland!41 Again and again they put God to the test;    they …

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