Yesterday we read Leviticus 1, 10, 16, and 25…you can click here to read it if you did not get a chance to yet. We read about the burnt offering, the death of Aaron’s sons, the Day of Atonement, the Sabbath year, and the year of Jubilee. Today’s reading is Numbers 3-4, 6, 11-14 you can click here to go to this passage.
In yesterday’s reading we read about more of the rituals and laws they had to keep in order to be in right standing with God. I really am more thankful each day that we live under grace and not the law, and this passage is a great reminder of that. Just look at what happened to Aaron’s sons Nadab and Abihu. They were burned right up by the LORD. Consumed, is what it says…So fire came out from the presence of the LORD and consumed them. Wow, that must have been quite a sight, can you even imagine this?
This year of Jubilee it talks about in chapter 25 is so wonderful…every 50th year you are released from debt and if a slave, released to go back to your family, and all land that was sold was returned to it’s original owner. It is hard though sometimes, when reading passages of scripture like this one, to fathom that the LORD thought about the Israelites as His slaves. Nowhere in scripture does it condone slavery as much as show it’s existence. Also the Hebrew slaves were treated as humans and with dignity, which is more than can be said of other slave owners. They were treated as hired men and women and paid for their work.
Today’s inspirational quote is…
Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls.
- David Thomas
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