Day 9 Reading Bible in 90 Days

Day 9 Readings Leviticus 14:33-26:26

Here are some things that jumped out at me; the “scapegoat”, the call for us to be holy as God is holy, and the tithe.

Don’t know about you, but I think I’d rather be the “scapegoat” than the goat sacrificed for the sin offering. The “scapegoat” may have been sent off into the wilderness but at least it got to live. The other died, yes for the sins of the people and died to the Lord, but it died.

Can you think of a time you thought that you were the scapegoat for something that happened? Maybe someone blamed you and it wasn’t you fault. Maybe you took the blame for something that a friend did to protect your friend.

From our readings, now you at least know where the term scapegoat comes from. It’s in Leviticus 16:6-10.

The majority of our reading today is about clean and unclean. Some of these commands were for health reasons but others seem to be for other reasons. I do have to say I don’t understand all of them, especially when they are coming from the mouth of God. In Leviticus 20:7-8 we hear; “‘Consecrate yourselves and be holy, because I am the Lord your God. Keep my decrees and follow them. I am the Lord, who makes you holy.” Some of these commands are to see the lame and the crippled as unclean, not holy and the God I know and worship loves all people. So, how am I to rectify those two things? I do know all of this is pointing the way to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who was perfect in every way and followed God’s true commandments.

I do make it my goal to try to be holy for I know that God is holy. I do seek to follow his ways and his words, but am glad I live in New Testament times, not Old Testament times, for I know I am not always holy, perfect and I live in need of one who died for my sins.

In today’s reading the tithe is also lifted up. In 27:30-33 we hear; “‘A tithe of everything from the land, whether grain from the soil or fruit from the trees, belongs to the Lord; it is holy to the Lord. If a man redeems any of his tithe, he must add a fifth of the value to it. The entire tithe of the herd and flock—every tenth animal that passes under the shepherd’s rod—will be holy to the Lord. He must not pick out the good from the bad or make any substitution. If he does make a substitution, both the animal and its substitute become holy and cannot be redeemed.’”

I do find the tithe to be a good way to honor God in my daily living. The tithe wasn’t always my practice, but I now find it a good practice for it is my way of saying thanks to God for all the blessings God pours out upon me and it leaves me with the 90% for my daily living and for living to serve and glorify God.

What jumped out at you? What questions does our readings raise for you?

As you read God’s word, may God add the blessing unto the daily reading of His Word and may he help us understand the past, the present and also what is to be. Amen.

14:33-57 – Cleansing from Mildew

15 – Discharges Causing Uncleanness

16 – Day of Atonement

17 – Eating Blood Forbidden

18 – Unlawful Sexual Relations

19 – Various Law

20 – Punishments for Sin

21:1-22:16 – Rules for Priests

22:17-33 – Unacceptable Sacrifices

23 – Appointed Feasts

23:3 – The Sabbath

23:4-8 The Passover and Unleavened Bread

23:9-14 – Firstfruits

23:15-22 – Feast of Weeks

23:23-25 – Feast of Trumpets

23:26-32 – Day of Atonement

23:33-44 – Feast of Tabernacles

24:1-9 – Oil and Bread Set Before the Lord

24:10-23 – A Blasphemer Stoned

25:1-7 – The Sabbath Year

25:8-35 – The Year of Jubilee

26:1-13 – Reward for Obedience

Rest of Leviticus just because I decided to go on and finish it tonight.

26:14-46 – Punishment for Disobedience

Day 10 Readings Leviticus 26:27 – Numbers 8:14

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