O. T. #300 "Here, There, and Yonder"
June 2, 2014
For I am the Lord your God: ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and ye shall be holy; for I am holy... Leviticus 11:44
My dear loved ones, I just wanted to say how grateful I am to have ya'll who faithfully follow along as I go through the Old Testament. By all means, you newcomers are welcome, also. I know summer is upon us and everyone will be going here, there, and yonder. (What a winter we did have!) So catch up whenever you can. Be sure to take God's Word with you wherever you go. (Comments are welcome, friends.)
We have my husband's family reunion weekend this week and our mission trip to the Dominican Republic from the 13th to 20th, so I ask your prayers for traveling. I am trying to make arrangements to posting pictures this year. We will see if it all comes together.
Shall we look back for the summary? Before we do, grab some iced tea and join me on the front porch. What a beautiful morning, with a blue sky and white fluffy clouds, everything green, birds singing, petunias fragrant. Thank You Jesus for all the beautiful things and Your Word which You give us!
Remember the Israelites were still camped around Mt. Sinai? Can you name the 5 sacrificial offerings? They were the burnt offering, meal offering, peace offering, sin offering, and trespass offering. (chapters 1-6)
Then the requirements for the priests were given to Israel and the Levites. (chapters 8-10)
The ceremonial laws were given regarding diet, delivery of children, diseases, and discharges. Chapters 11-15)
Especially important was the Day of Atonement. (chapter 16)
Finally, the regulations of conduct included the sacrifices, conduct of morals, priests, and in camp, feasts, services, blessings or curses, vows and dedication. (chapters 17-27)
We sure did cover a lot. No wonder Moses was on the mountain for 40 days. And to think, he didn't have a computer nor a secretary to record those laws.
What did you take away from this Book of the Bible?
I realize that God was concerned the minute' things concerning His children. As a new society and nation living together, He knew there would be issues that come up, so He nipped it in the bud beforehand. Those laws were given for their own good, protection. Perhaps we need to get back to the basics in America.
Of course, we know that Jesus did not come to change the law, but to fulfill it.
Jesus became our sacrifice for our sins, so we don't have to pay for them. He is our High Priest, interceding for us to the Father. His blood was sprinkled on the Mercy Seat and the veil was ripped top to bottom, allowing access to our Heavenly Father. Praise His name!
Jesus taught people how to relate with each other. The gospels give us instructions concerning those matters.
Do you consider it important to follow Jesus and His teachings? Have you given your heart to Him? Will you vow to follow and obey our Savior? Blessings cannot be counted if you will. His love is never ending!
Have a blessed day, sweet ones. Meet me back here tomorrow for a new book of study, Numbers.