Monthly Archives: February 2012

February 16: consequences (Leviticus 26-27; Acts 23)

So, why not just be obedient – that is, faithful to God. If we have been sufficiently warned (as we clearly have been throughout Leviticus) and the consequences are sufficiently harsh enough (so harsh that we would “fear” God), why … Continue reading

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February 15: trust (Leviticus 25; Psalm 25-26; Acts 22)

As I reflect on today’s reading, I am mindful of how much I value trust (I want to be trusted) and how difficult it can be for me to trust. If God promised to provide more than enough in the … Continue reading

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February 14: compelled (Leviticus 23-24; Psalm 24; Acts 21)

In today’s readings, the words that are on my heart are not even found in today’s readings. Three words are found in Acts 20: compelled by the Spirit. Paul is in a hurry to get to Jerusalem in time for … Continue reading

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February 13: laws (Leviticus 20-22; Acts 20)

Laws, laws, laws… I’ve read enough! And I am getting a sense of the true freedom Jesus offered. If the Son sets you free you will be free indeed (John 8:36). We all know that a certain amount of laws … Continue reading

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February 11: discipline (Leviticus 15-17; Acts 18)

I’ll be honest. When I opened to Leviticus and saw the chapter heading “discharges causing uncleanness”, I thought, “do I really need to read this.” Haven’t I read enough already about clean and unclean and sacrifice with the splashing of … Continue reading

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February 10: turn (Leviticus 13-14; Acts 17)

In 2005, I had the opportunity to stand at the edge of the Areopagus in Athens and take this photo. I read aloud the words of Paul that we find in Acts 17. From the Areopagus the view is impressive. … Continue reading

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February 9: holiness (Leviticus 10-12; Acts 16)

I remember an ongoing debate among students when I was attending seminary. Many felt strongly that they should not be expected to live any differently than members of their churches. Others felt strongly that as pastors they were set apart … Continue reading

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February 8: target (Leviticus 7-9; Acts 15)

Would the church drift from its primary target? Would the controversy of Acts 15 (or whatever today’s controversy may be) bring it down? We have the traditionalists on one side and the progressives on the other. This issue before them … Continue reading

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February 7: offering (Leviticus 4-6; Acts 14)

The book of Leviticus is when reading through the Bible becomes a challenge. So much of what we read seems foreign to our experience and lacking in any relevance. But it is important to remember that what we are reading … Continue reading

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February 6: urgency (Leviticus 1-3; Acts 13)

Do you remember the prayer for boldness from Acts 4: Enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness. Stretch out your hand to heal and perform signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus. And … Continue reading

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