Wednesday, February 13, 2013

February 13 – Leviticus 1-4

Today’s reading comes from Leviticus 1-4. Before reading I invite you to pray and asked God to speak to you as you read his word.

God will provide. I think that has been a lesson we have seen over and over again in the exodus of the Israelites out of the Egyptian land of slavery. He has provided food, water, safety, and provisions to construct the articles of worship. Now he is providing for his servants the priests.

In today’s reading we find out about the various sacrifices that are to be offered; burnt offering, grain offering, guilt offering and peace offering. It is in the grain offering that we see God providing for the priests … “The rest of the grain offering will then be given to Aaron and his sons as their food.” Leviticus 2:10 NLT. God was not going to give the priest any inheritance in the land; they would have no land of their own except for the priestly cities. Beyond that they were depended upon those they served to provide their needs.

God doesn't leave them looking for handouts. God does not leave them begging on the streets. From the very beginning of their duties God has put in place a system to care for his holy men. God knows our needs long before we do. He has a plan for our lives. He is in charge, and from this small example we are reminded that he has our best interest at heart. 

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