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Knowing Disobedience

February 4th, 2017 · No Comments

Leviticus 10:1-2 (New Living Translation) 1 Aaron’s sons Nadab and Abihu put coals of fire in their incense burners and sprinkled incense over them. In this way, they disobeyed the Lord by burning before him the wrong kind of fire, different than he had commanded. 2 So fire blazed forth from the Lord’s presence and […]

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Commanded to Take a Nap

April 3rd, 2016 · No Comments

Leviticus 23:3 (New Living Translation) You have six days each week for your ordinary work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath day of complete rest, an official day for holy assembly. It is the Lord’s Sabbath day, and it must be observed wherever you live. God commands His people to do something special on […]

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The Strength and Stamina of Moses

April 2nd, 2016 · No Comments

Leviticus 8:14-15 (New Living Translation) 14 Then Moses presented the bull for the sin offering. Aaron and his sons laid their hands on the bull’s head, 15 and Moses slaughtered it. Moses took some of the blood, and with his finger he put it on the four horns of the altar to purify it. He […]

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Defining What is a Sacrifice

March 26th, 2016 · No Comments

Leviticus 7:16-18 (New Living Translation) 16 “If you bring an offering to fulfill a vow or as a voluntary offering, the meat must be eaten on the same day the sacrifice is offered, but whatever is left over may be eaten on the second day. 17 Any meat left over until the third day must […]

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Trust

February 28th, 2016 · No Comments

Leviticus 19:4 (New Living Translation) Do not put your trust in idols or make metal images of gods for yourselves. I am the Lord your God. Here is another one of those “New Testament style” instructions found in the heart of the Old Testament law. God gave the people specific instructions about worshiping idols. God […]

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Respect

February 27th, 2016 · No Comments

Leviticus 19:3 (New Living Translation) Each of you must show great respect for your mother and father, and you must always observe my Sabbath days of rest. I am the Lord your God. After chapters of specific commands to the people, the LORD now gives some “fuzzy” instructions. Here is one of the first. Respect […]

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Their Way of Life

September 26th, 2015 · No Comments

Leviticus 18:2-3 (New Living Translation) 2 “Give the following instructions to the people of Israel. I am the Lord your God. 3 So do not act like the people in Egypt, where you used to live, or like the people of Canaan, where I am taking you. You must not imitate their way of life. […]

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Fear: The Ultimate Punishment

July 13th, 2014 · No Comments

Leviticus 26:36  (New Living Translation) And for those of you who survive, I will demoralize you in the land of your enemies. You will live in such fear that the sound of a leaf driven by the wind will send you fleeing. You will run as though fleeing from a sword, and you will fall […]

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Burned to Death

July 6th, 2014 · No Comments

Leviticus 21:9  (New Living Translation) If a priest’s daughter defiles herself by becoming a prostitute, she also defiles her father’s holiness, and she must be burned to death. In the Old Testament with the Israelites, capital punishment was performed by stoning the guilty person. The community would encircle the person and throw rocks until the […]

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Consulting the Spirits of the Dead

June 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

Leviticus 19:31 (New Living Translation) Do not defile yourselves by turning to mediums or to those who consult the spirits of the dead. I am the Lord your God. By this verse, I infer that there were people who could consult the spirits of the dead. I am glad that in our (post or whatever adjective […]

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