Wednesday, September 30, 2020

HOLY

Today’s Reading: Leviticus 5-6

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

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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

26 thoughts on “Wednesday, September 30, 2020

  1. Always enjoy reading this story from David’s childhood. We give thanks for this rainy day as we soak into these Old Testament words, finding ourselves deep in the presence of our God. Jesus, You are the Light of our world and we are Yours, forevermore. Thankful for Your forgiveness of our earthly sins, we remain eager to do more for Your Kingdom–on earth, as it is in heaven. Amen. Wishing all saints a blessed day in the Lord.

    Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him. James 1:12 ESV

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  2. Father God, Your will is right for this world You made. You know how it should be run, so we ask You for wisdom and guidance for our leaders. Please raise up Godly men and women into positions of influence in Canada and the U.S., and all through this world. Help people everywhere recognize Your sovereignty, hear You calling them, and turn to You. Bless and send out Your workers to bring Truth and grace to all. Your Word is Truth. In Jesus’s name, amen

  3. This is the post on Mike Wanzeks caring bridge site. Posted Sept.27, please continue to pray that God’s healing hands be with him.

    “It is with a very heavy heart and I speak for all of us. Mike may not make it much longer as he continues to decline. He will more than likely get transferred to a long-term care facility in Jamestown this week. We know GOD and Dad are watching over him and God has an amazing plan for him. Mike is a very special person and has positively impacted so many lives. He is a very caring and faithful father, son, and brother who loves his family very much. Thank you for your continued prayers and support.”

  4. Praying for Mike and his family. May God do a miracle in his life and raise him up from from that hospital bed. God be a source of strength and hope for him and his family.

  5. May God reveal His plan for Mike & give great comfort to the family. My sister is no longer conscious. She is a precious soul & I believe He’s calling her to Himself. Praise His Wonderful Name. Amen

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