Old Testament Devotions

Devotional Thought : Leviticus 26:11-12

July 29, 2016

I will put my dwelling place among you, and I will not abhor you. I will walk among you and be your God, and you will be my people. Leviticus 26:11-12 This blessing was based on Israel not worshipping idols (verse 1) and keeping the Sabbath (verse 2). Why these two things in particular? Not…

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Old Testament Devotions

Devotional Thought : Leviticus 20:8

July 22, 2016

Keep my decrees and follow them. I am the Lord, who makes you holy. Leviticus 20:8 The call to holiness is repeated throughout the Old Testament and yet it’s only the Lord who can make us holy. In Old Testament times sacrifices expressed a heart’s desire to be right with God but even the penitent…

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Old Testament Devotions

Devotional Thought : Leviticus 19:5

July 15, 2016

When you sacrifice a fellowship offering to the Lord, sacrifice it in such a way that it will be accepted on your behalf. Leviticus 19:5 Moses gave the Israelites detailed instructions about how they were to bring their sacrifices. The Israelites couldn’t sacrifice anything anywhere—it had to be in accordance with God’s requirements. Likewise, we…

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Old Testament Devotions

Devotional Thought : Leviticus 18:3, 24

July 8, 2016

You must not do as they do in Egypt, where you used to live, and you must not do as they do in the land of Canaan, where I am bringing you. Do not follow their practices … Do not defile yourselves in any of these ways, because this is how the nations that I…

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Old Testament Devotions

Devotional Thought : Leviticus 11:2

July 1, 2016

Say to the Israelites: ‘Of all the animals that live on land, these are the ones you may eat …’ Leviticus 11:2 We focus on what we can’t do, but God focuses on what we can do. Commentators differ on why some animals are designated ‘clean’ or ‘unclean’. Reasons tend to fall into 6 categories:…

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