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Category: Bible In a Year

  • Day 48 – God’s Presence

    Day 48 – God’s Presence

    Thoughts and Reflection In the Old Testament, Moses intercedes for us before God. Later this is intercession is done by Jesus in the New Testament. We see that the people of Israel are not unique from the other people or nations. Rather they are the Chosen People because God entered into a covenant with them. […]

  • Day 47 – The Golden Calf

    Day 47 – The Golden Calf

    Thoughts and Reflection As Moses is on Mount Sinai and receives the Ten Commandments from God, the Israelites become restless and uncertain and they fashion a golden calf to worship. This illustrates the human condition of how we become restless and tired of waiting. We will take matters into our own hands and that is […]

  • Day 46 – Set Apart for God

    Day 46 – Set Apart for God

    Thoughts and Reflection It’s interesting to continue reading the book of Leviticus. There are a lot of rules that priests must follow. But it is not just all about rules….it is about holiness and being “set apart” and consecrated to the Lord. Catholics are known for blessing things. but why? We are setting them apart […]

  • Day 45 – Pray for Priests

    Day 45 – Pray for Priests

    Exodus 29 1 ‘This is what you will do to them, to consecrate them to my priesthood. Take one young bull and two rams without blemish; 2 also unleavened bread, unleavened cakes mixed with oil, and unleavened wafers spread with oil, made from fine wheat flour, 3 and put these into a basket and present them in the basket, at […]

  • Day 44 – Priestly Garments

    Day 44 – Priestly Garments

    Exodus 27 1 ‘You will make the altar of acacia wood, five cubits long and five cubits wide; the altar will be square and three cubits high. 2 At its four corners you will make horns, the horns must be of a piece with it, and you will overlay it with bronze. 3 And for it you will make pans for taking away the fatty ashes, and shovels, sprinkling basins, […]

  • Day 43 – The Ark of the Covenant

    Day 43 – The Ark of the Covenant

    Exodus 25 1 Yahweh spoke to Moses and said, 2 ‘Tell the Israelites to set aside a contribution for me; you will accept a contribution from everyone whose heart prompts him to give it. 3 And this is what you will accept from them: gold, silver and bronze; 4 materials dyed violet-purple, red-purple and crimson, fine linen, goats’ hair; 5 rams’ skins dyed red, fine leather, acacia wood; 6 oil for […]

  • Day 42 – Moral Laws

    Day 42 – Moral Laws

    Exodus 24 1 He then said to Moses, ‘Come up to Yahweh, you and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel and bow down at a distance. 2 Moses alone will approach Yahweh; the others will not approach, nor will the people come up with him.’ 3 Moses went and told the people all Yahweh’s words and all the laws, […]

  • Day 41 – The Day of Atonement

    Day 41 – The Day of Atonement

    Exodus 23 1 ‘You will not spread false rumours. You will not lend support to the wicked by giving untrue evidence. 2 You will not be led into wrong-doing by the majority nor, when giving evidence in a lawsuit, side with the majority to pervert the course of justice; 3 nor will you show partiality to the poor in a lawsuit. 4 ‘If you come on your enemy’s ox or donkey […]

  • Day 40 – Laws of Justice

    Day 40 – Laws of Justice

    Exodus 22 1 ‘If a thief is caught breaking in and is struck a mortal blow, his blood may not be avenged, 2 but if it happens after sunrise, his blood may be avenged. He will make full restitution; if he has not the means, he will be sold to pay for what he has stolen. 3 If the stolen animal is […]

  • Day 39 – Slavery in the Old Testament

    Day 39 – Slavery in the Old Testament

    Exodus 21 1 ‘These are the laws you must give them: 2 ‘When you buy a Hebrew slave, his service will last for six years. In the seventh year he will leave a free man without paying compensation. 3 If he came single, he will depart single; if he came married, his wife will depart with him. 4 If his master gives him a wife and she bears him […]