First, though (since this is my journal that I'll print off!) I have to mention something so precious from the last few chapters of Exodus. Exodus 34 talks about Moses' time with the Lord. When he would come out, his face would shine so brightly that he actually had to wear a veil around the Israelites. Oh Lord, I want to shine like that. I want people to just SEE Jesus on me. I love my friend, Jackie Sue because she spends her Jesus Time on her front porch and she regularly teases that her family will "send her to the porch" if she's having a rough day. The same is true for me. . .I know that people can tell if I HAVEN'T spent time with the Lord. . .but can they tell when I have. Will my intimacy with the Lord so change me that it is apparent? Jesus, I want that to be true!!!! It was such a precious lesson from the end of Exodus. Man, I never thought I would love that book as much as I did this time around. I was SOOOOOO sad to enter Leviticus!
Have I told you that if you are following this Bible reading plan (3 chapters a day and 5 on Sundays. . start now!), you should bookmark Pastor Jon's blog? Let's just say that a number of times during Leviticus I emailed him saying, "I sure hope you are going to blog about this because I have NO clue what I should be learning here!"
Tidbits from Leviticus:
- 5:1 When you witness a wrong, you are required to testify about it. . .it is a sin not too! I didn't realize this was in the Bible.
- He is All about relationship. Over and over again, HE reminded them about their relationship saying, "I AM the LORD your GOD, who rescued you from Egypt".
- We are unclean. . .I had a real struggle finding something to learn in all of the ceremonial cleansing chapters, but Pastor Jon pointed this one out. Just a reminder, we are unclean and do nothing that grants us passage into the Holy of Holies
- He is in the business of making all things clean. No matter how unclean the issue was, He had a solution for it. I wonder if He was showing them HOPE? Don't worry. . .HE can make all things new / clean.
This is long enough. . I'll do a whole blog about Numbers tomorrow! I know. . you are sitting on the edge of your seat, huh?