Thursday, October 6, 2016

CLEAN

Today’s Reading: Leviticus 14

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).

 

In the area of Caesarea Philippi in Northern Israel, clean cool water from Mount Herman runs swiftly through these waterfalls at Banias.

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

Key Verse: Leviticus 14:8

He who is to be cleansed shall wash his clothes, shave off all his hair, and wash himself in water, that he may be clean. After that he shall come into the camp, and shall stay outside his tent seven days.

 

Please click on this Scripture passage: 2 Corinthians 3:14-18. When reading the Old Testament we must read through God’s prescription glasses. He has provided that when we read Scripture, looking through the Person of Jesus Christ, we are able to see with insight and understanding. In yesterday’s reading, the priests were given instruction in the detection of leprosy. Today’s chapter deals with the procedures for cleansing and restoration into the community. Our cleansing is by the Blood of Christ (1 John 1:7). Restoration into the full fellowship of the Church, after spiritual leprosy is cleansed, is described in Galatians 6:1-10. Please click that link and we’ll be blessed to read together.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord Jesus, Please help me to receive those who turn to You in repentance as You have received me. I need Your cleansing every day, and I thank You and my fellow believers for receiving me into Your Church. Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

Today’s photo is a magnificent demonstration of the intricate beauty of God’s creation for the cleansing and productivity of the land. I stepped outside a few minutes ago and gazed at the sky. The stars were so very bright and the moon was front and centre. A racoon scampered away from his breakfast on the seeds the birds had dropped from the feeder. How do I think about these things? The human brain is the most complicated organization of matter in the universe. One of our cells is more complicated than the entire man-made electric power system of Toronto. I’m not surprised that, in reading Leviticus, sometimes my eyes glaze over with incomprehension and I feel like going back to bed. The detail in Leviticus is tough for us to handle. God is a God of infinite detail. I know that I will stick with my reading and with this blog because of the grace God has given me. Lots of people give up their reading at this point. I know I’m stubborn enough to keep on keeping on.

Yours for persistent and consistent reading of God’s Word,

David

P.S. My son Ron and his wife Ann were guests on the 100 Huntley Street TV program this week, sharing about their upcoming event with Heart to Heart Marriage and Family Ministries. You can watch the interview HERE, and check out their new website HERE. For info on their October 22nd marriage enrichment event at the Crossroads Centre, click HERE. Maybe you know of a couple who would be blessed by this all-day focus on strengthening their marriage, and if so, please forward this opportunity to them!

9 thoughts on “Thursday, October 6, 2016

  1. Praise You, Lord. Our faith rests in Your light and love. Let us be gracious to one another, on this precious autumn day. Beautiful photo, Reynold, and message, David. Today’s scripture is all-inspiring. Blessings fellow saints, in the Lord.

    This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast,
    And which enters the Presence behind the veil.
    Hebrews 6:19 NKJV

    Down To The River To Pray – Alison Krauss
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSif77IVQdY

  2. I am continuing to read Leviticus and encourage all those who may be discouraged at this point in reading through these chapters. I am amazed at the details, instruction and guidelines. How often God reminds us that He is the Lord and that He is Holy. Though we are not under law, so many of the guidelines are still applicable to us today as we strive to live a Christlike life with the Word of God as our firm foundation. I can truly say that I am enjoying these books that seem so tedious but essential to God’s people in ancient times but also to us as it points us to Jesus, our Saviour and Redeemer, who perfectly fulfilled all the shadows and signs laid out in Exodus and Leviticus…

    Praying for so many needs, disasters situations, tragedies of war, persecution of Christians and people who need a touch of God’s love and encouragement. Maybe, you are one of them today.

    Praying for you, David, for a fresh touch of God’s healing love upon your body, soul and spirit….and strength for all members of the family. “O God, we rest in your grace today, knowing we are safe in the hands of Jesus the One who is “The same yesterday, today and forever”. Thank you Father in heaven for your promises to be with us whatever the circumstances. Because we belong to You, you are perfecting your image in our lives that we might glorify Your Name , “Through it all, I’ve learned to trust in Jesus, I’ve learn to trust in God. Through it all, I’ve learned to depend upon His Word”.

    Psalm 55:22, Isaiah 41:10, Isaiah 43:1-3, Isaiah 64:8, one of my favourites..

    “But now, O Lord, You are our Father, We are the clay, and You our Potter,
    And all we are the work of Your hand.”

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