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Friday, February 22, 2013

February 22 - Leviticus 26-27: God Finishes the Laws at Sinai

Today’s Reading: Leviticus 26-27

The Message

English Standard Version

Congratulations! You have finished four books of the Bible! You have also finished over half of the Pentateuch. Let's get through today and we'll begin Numbers tomorrow.

Thought to Guide Your Reading

Even God's patience would not be infinite. If the people disobeyed Him, He would punish them.

Summary in 100 Words or Less

God warned the people: if they obeyed, they would live comfortably. If they committed the same sins as the people in Canaan, they would be likewise punished. God brought the Israelites out of Egypt to be their God.
People could vow a person's work to God. If a person wanted to give an animal or field to God they could receive compensation. However, to buy back the animal or field the person had to add 20%. This could not be used to stop a person's execution or prevent sacrifices.
This ends the commands God gave the people at Mount Sinai.

How Today’s Reading Contributes to the Gospel: God is Setting All Things Right

God would be with His Chosen People—provided they were wholly His.

Israel's final warning goes back to the beginning—they were to be different than the people who came before them. God promises if they do these things He will be with them and, in the words of Job's Accuser, place a protective hedge around them. However, if they did not obey God's laws He would do the same to them as He is going to do to the current tenants of Canaan. God's blessings are infinite—but they are only for those who are holy, meaning wholly for God.
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