Verse of the Day

Daily Devotion 

By:  Bro. Bob Maynard
 

3 May 2017 Verse of the Day

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.  (Proverbs 9:10 KJV)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.    Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with me in 2 years:

The Silver Trumpets
Num 10:1-36  The LORD spoke further to Moses, saying,  (2)  “Make yourself two trumpets of silver, of hammered work you shall make them; and you shall use them for summoning the congregation and for having the camps set out.  (3)  “When both are blown, all the congregation shall gather themselves to you at the doorway of the tent of meeting.  (4)  “Yet if only one is blown, then the leaders, the heads of the divisions of Israel, shall assemble before you.  (5)  “But when you blow an alarm, the camps that are pitched on the east side shall set out.  (6)  “When you blow an alarm the second time, the camps that are pitched on the south side shall set out; an alarm is to be blown for them to set out.  (7)  “When convening the assembly, however, you shall blow without sounding an alarm.  (8)  “The priestly sons of Aaron, moreover, shall blow the trumpets; and this shall be for you a perpetual statute throughout your generations.  (9)  “When you go to war in your land against the adversary who attacks you, then you shall sound an alarm with the trumpets, that you may be remembered before the LORD your God, and be saved from your enemies.  (10)  “Also in the day of your gladness and in your appointed feasts, and on the first days of your months, you shall blow the trumpets over your burnt offerings, and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings; and they shall be as a reminder of you before your God. I am the LORD your God.”

Israel Leaves Sinai
(11)  Now in the second year, in the second month, on the twentieth of the month, the cloud was lifted from over the tabernacle of the testimony;  (12)  and the sons of Israel set out on their journeys from the wilderness of Sinai. Then the cloud settled down in the wilderness of Paran.  (13)  So they moved out for the first time according to the commandment of the LORD through Moses.  (14)  The standard of the camp of the sons of Judah, according to their armies, set out first, with Nahshon the son of Amminadab, over its army,  (15)  and Nethanel the son of Zuar, over the tribal army of the sons of Issachar;  (16)  and Eliab the son of Helon over the tribal army of the sons of Zebulun.  (17)  Then the tabernacle was taken down; and the sons of Gershon and the sons of Merari, who were carrying the tabernacle, set out.  (18)  Next the standard of the camp of Reuben, according to their armies, set out with Elizur the son of Shedeur, over its army,  (19)  and Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai over the tribal army of the sons of Simeon,  (20)  and Eliasaph the son of Deuel was over the tribal army of the sons of Gad.  (21)  Then the Kohathites set out, carrying the holy objects; and the tabernacle was set up before their arrival.  (22)  Next the standard of the camp of the sons of Ephraim, according to their armies, was set out, with Elishama the son of Ammihud over its army,  (23)  and Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur over the tribal army of the sons of Manasseh;  (24)  and Abidan the son of Gideoni over the tribal army of the sons of Benjamin.  (25)  Then the standard of the camp of the sons of Dan, according to their armies, which formed the rear guard for all the camps, set out, with Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai over its army,  (26)  and Pagiel the son of Ochran over the tribal army of the sons of Asher;  (27)  and Ahira the son of Enan over the tribal army of the sons of Naphtali.  (28)  This was the order of march of the sons of Israel by their armies as they set out.  (29)  Then Moses said to Hobab the son of Reuel the Midianite, Moses’ father-in-law, “We are setting out to the place of which the LORD said, ‘I will give it to you’; come with us and we will do you good, for the LORD has promised good concerning Israel.”  (30)  But he said to him, “I will not come, but rather will go to my own land and relatives.”  (31)  Then he said, “Please do not leave us, inasmuch as you know where we should camp in the wilderness, and you will be as eyes for us.  (32)  “So it will be, if you go with us, that whatever good the LORD does for us, we will do for you.”  (33)  Thus they set out from the mount of the LORD three days’ journey, with the ark of the covenant of the LORD journeying in front of them for the three days, to seek out a resting place for them.  (34)  The cloud of the LORD was over them by day when they set out from the camp.  (35)  Then it came about when the ark set out that Moses said, “Rise up, O LORD! And let Your enemies be scattered, And let those who hate You flee before You.”  (36)  When it came to rest, he said, “Return, O LORD, To the myriad thousands of Israel.”
 
The People Complain
Num 11:1-35  Now the people became like those who complain of adversity in the hearing of the LORD; and when the LORD heard it, His anger was kindled, and the fire of the LORD burned among them and consumed some of the outskirts of the camp.  (2)  The people therefore cried out to Moses, and Moses prayed to the LORD and the fire died out.  (3)  So the name of that place was called Taberah, because the fire of the LORD burned among them.  (4)  The rabble who were among them had greedy desires; and also the sons of Israel wept again and said, “Who will give us meat to eat?  (5)  “We remember the fish which we used to eat free in Egypt, the cucumbers and the melons and the leeks and the onions and the garlic,  (6)  but now our appetite is gone. There is nothing at all to look at except this manna.”  (7)  Now the manna was like coriander seed, and its appearance like that of bdellium.  (8)  The people would go about and gather it and grind it between two millstones or beat it in the mortar, and boil it in the pot and make cakes with it; and its taste was as the taste of cakes baked with oil.  (9)  When the dew fell on the camp at night, the manna would fall with it.  (10)  Now Moses heard the people weeping throughout their families, each man at the doorway of his tent; and the anger of the LORD was kindled greatly, and Moses was displeased.  (11)  So Moses said to the LORD, “Why have You been so hard on Your servant? And why have I not found favor in Your sight, that You have laid the burden of all this people on me?  (12)  “Was it I who conceived all this people? Was it I who brought them forth, that You should say to me, ‘Carry them in your bosom as a nurse carries a nursing infant, to the land which You swore to their fathers’?  (13)  “Where am I to get meat to give to all this people? For they weep before me, saying, ‘Give us meat that we may eat!’  (14)  “I alone am not able to carry all this people, because it is too burdensome for me.  (15)  “So if You are going to deal thus with me, please kill me at once, if I have found favor in Your sight, and do not let me see my wretchedness.”

Elders Appointed to Aid Moses
(16)  The LORD therefore said to Moses, “Gather for Me seventy men from the elders of Israel, whom you know to be the elders of the people and their officers and bring them to the tent of meeting, and let them take their stand there with you.  (17)  “Then I will come down and speak with you there, and I will take of the Spirit who is upon you, and will put Him upon them; and they shall bear the burden of the people with you, so that you will not bear it all alone.  (18)  “Say to the people, ‘Consecrate yourselves for tomorrow, and you shall eat meat; for you have wept in the ears of the LORD, saying, “Oh that someone would give us meat to eat! For we were well-off in Egypt.” Therefore the LORD will give you meat and you shall eat.  (19)  ‘You shall eat, not one day, nor two days, nor five days, nor ten days, nor twenty days,  (20)  but a whole month, until it comes out of your nostrils and becomes loathsome to you; because you have rejected the LORD who is among you and have wept before Him, saying, “Why did we ever leave Egypt?”‘”  (21)  But Moses said, “The people, among whom I am, are 600,000 on foot; yet You have said, ‘I will give them meat, so that they may eat for a whole month.’  (22)  “Should flocks and herds be slaughtered for them, to be sufficient for them? Or should all the fish of the sea be gathered together for them, to be sufficient for them?”  (23)  The LORD said to Moses, “Is the LORD’S power limited? Now you shall see whether My word will come true for you or not.”  (24)  So Moses went out and told the people the words of the LORD. Also, he gathered seventy men of the elders of the people, and stationed them around the tent.  (25)  Then the LORD came down in the cloud and spoke to him; and He took of the Spirit who was upon him and placed Him upon the seventy elders. And when the Spirit rested upon them, they prophesied. But they did not do it again.  (26)  But two men had remained in the camp; the name of one was Eldad and the name of the other Medad. And the Spirit rested upon them (now they were among those who had been registered, but had not gone out to the tent), and they prophesied in the camp.  (27)  So a young man ran and told Moses and said, “Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp.”  (28)  Then Joshua the son of Nun, the attendant of Moses from his youth, said, “Moses, my lord, restrain them.”  (29)  But Moses said to him, “Are you jealous for my sake? Would that all the LORD’S people were prophets, that the LORD would put His Spirit upon them!”  (30)  Then Moses returned to the camp, both he and the elders of Israel.

Quail and a Plague
(31)  Now there went forth a wind from the LORD and it brought quail from the sea, and let them fall beside the camp, about a day’s journey on this side and a day’s journey on the other side, all around the camp and about two cubits deep on the surface of the ground.  (32)  The people spent all day and all night and all the next day, and gathered the quail (he who gathered least gathered ten homers) and they spread them out for themselves all around the camp.  (33)  While the meat was still between their teeth, before it was chewed, the anger of the LORD was kindled against the people, and the LORD struck the people with a very severe plague.  (34)  So the name of that place was called Kibroth-hattaavah, because there they buried the people who had been greedy.  (35)  From Kibroth-hattaavah the people set out for Hazeroth, and they remained at Hazeroth.
 
Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard

 


2 May 2017 Verse of the Day

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.  (John 3:16 NASB)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.    Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with me in 2 years:

The Seven Lamps
Num 8:1-26  Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,  (2)  “Speak to Aaron and say to him, ‘When you mount the lamps, the seven lamps will give light in the front of the lampstand.'”  (3)  Aaron therefore did so; he mounted its lamps at the front of the lampstand, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.  (4)  Now this was the workmanship of the lampstand, hammered work of gold; from its base to its flowers it was hammered work; according to the pattern which the LORD had shown Moses, so he made the lampstand.

Cleansing of the Levites
(5)  Again the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,  (6)  “Take the Levites from among the sons of Israel and cleanse them.  (7)  “Thus you shall do to them, for their cleansing: sprinkle purifying water on them, and let them use a razor over their whole body and wash their clothes, and they will be clean.  (8)  “Then let them take a bull with its grain offering, fine flour mixed with oil; and a second bull you shall take for a sin offering.  (9)  “So you shall present the Levites before the tent of meeting. You shall also assemble the whole congregation of the sons of Israel,  (10)  and present the Levites before the LORD; and the sons of Israel shall lay their hands on the Levites.  (11)  “Aaron then shall present the Levites before the LORD as a wave offering from the sons of Israel, that they may qualify to perform the service of the LORD.  (12)  “Now the Levites shall lay their hands on the heads of the bulls; then offer the one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering to the LORD, to make atonement for the Levites.  (13)  “You shall have the Levites stand before Aaron and before his sons so as to present them as a wave offering to the LORD.  (14)  “Thus you shall separate the Levites from among the sons of Israel, and the Levites shall be Mine.  (15)  “Then after that the Levites may go in to serve the tent of meeting. But you shall cleanse them and present them as a wave offering;  (16)  for they are wholly given to Me from among the sons of Israel. I have taken them for Myself instead of every first issue of the womb, the firstborn of all the sons of Israel.  (17)  “For every firstborn among the sons of Israel is Mine, among the men and among the animals; on the day that I struck down all the firstborn in the land of Egypt I sanctified them for Myself.  (18)  “But I have taken the Levites instead of every firstborn among the sons of Israel.  (19)  “I have given the Levites as a gift to Aaron and to his sons from among the sons of Israel, to perform the service of the sons of Israel at the tent of meeting and to make atonement on behalf of the sons of Israel, so that there will be no plague among the sons of Israel by their coming near to the sanctuary.”  (20)  Thus did Moses and Aaron and all the congregation of the sons of Israel to the Levites; according to all that the LORD had commanded Moses concerning the Levites, so the sons of Israel did to them.  (21)  The Levites, too, purified themselves from sin and washed their clothes; and Aaron presented them as a wave offering before the LORD. Aaron also made atonement for them to cleanse them.  (22)  Then after that the Levites went in to perform their service in the tent of meeting before Aaron and before his sons; just as the LORD had commanded Moses concerning the Levites, so they did to them.

Retirement of the Levites
(23)  Now the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,  (24)  “This is what applies to the Levites: from twenty-five years old and upward they shall enter to perform service in the work of the tent of meeting.  (25)  “But at the age of fifty years they shall retire from service in the work and not work any more.  (26)  “They may, however, assist their brothers in the tent of meeting, to keep an obligation, but they themselves shall do no work. Thus you shall deal with the Levites concerning their obligations.”
 
The Passover Celebrated
Num 9:1-23  Thus the LORD spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the first month of the second year after they had come out of the land of Egypt, saying,  (2)  “Now, let the sons of Israel observe the Passover at its appointed time.  (3)  “On the fourteenth day of this month, at twilight, you shall observe it at its appointed time; you shall observe it according to all its statutes and according to all its ordinances.”  (4)  So Moses told the sons of Israel to observe the Passover.  (5)  They observed the Passover in the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month, at twilight, in the wilderness of Sinai; according to all that the LORD had commanded Moses, so the sons of Israel did.  (6)  But there were some men who were unclean because of the dead person, so that they could not observe Passover on that day; so they came before Moses and Aaron on that day.  (7)  Those men said to him, “Though we are unclean because of the dead person, why are we restrained from presenting the offering of the LORD at its appointed time among the sons of Israel?”  (8)  Moses therefore said to them, “Wait, and I will listen to what the LORD will command concerning you.”  (9)  Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,  (10)  “Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘If any one of you or of your generations becomes unclean because of a dead person, or is on a distant journey, he may, however, observe the Passover to the LORD.  (11)  ‘In the second month on the fourteenth day at twilight, they shall observe it; they shall eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs.  (12)  ‘They shall leave none of it until morning, nor break a bone of it; according to all the statute of the Passover they shall observe it.  (13)  ‘But the man who is clean and is not on a journey, and yet neglects to observe the Passover, that person shall then be cut off from his people, for he did not present the offering of the LORD at its appointed time. That man will bear his sin.  (14)  ‘If an alien sojourns among you and observes the Passover to the LORD, according to the statute of the Passover and according to its ordinance, so he shall do; you shall have one statute, both for the alien and for the native of the land.'”

The Cloud Covering the Tabernacle
(15)  Now on the day that the tabernacle was erected the cloud covered the tabernacle, the tent of the testimony, and in the evening it was like the appearance of fire over the tabernacle, until morning.  (16)  So it was continuously; the cloud would cover it by day, and the appearance of fire by night.  (17)  Whenever the cloud was lifted from over the tent, afterward the sons of Israel would then set out; and in the place where the cloud settled down, there the sons of Israel would camp.  (18)  At the command of the LORD the sons of Israel would set out, and at the command of the LORD they would camp; as long as the cloud settled over the tabernacle, they remained camped.  (19)  Even when the cloud lingered over the tabernacle for many days, the sons of Israel would keep the LORD’S charge and not set out.  (20)  If sometimes the cloud remained a few days over the tabernacle, according to the command of the LORD they remained camped. Then according to the command of the LORD they set out.  (21)  If sometimes the cloud remained from evening until morning, when the cloud was lifted in the morning, they would move out; or if it remained in the daytime and at night, whenever the cloud was lifted, they would set out.  (22)  Whether it was two days or a month or a year that the cloud lingered over the tabernacle, staying above it, the sons of Israel remained camped and did not set out; but when it was lifted, they did set out.  (23)  At the command of the LORD they camped, and at the command of the LORD they set out; they kept the LORD’S charge, according to the command of the LORD through Moses.
 
Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



1 May 2017 Verse of the Day

Now God has not only raised the Lord, but will also raise us up through His power.  (1 Corinthians 6:14 NASB)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.    Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with me in 2 years:

The Nazirite Vow
Num 6:1-27  Again the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,  (2)  “Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘When a man or woman makes a special vow, the vow of a Nazirite, to dedicate himself to the LORD,  (3)  he shall abstain from wine and strong drink; he shall drink no vinegar, whether made from wine or strong drink, nor shall he drink any grape juice nor eat fresh or dried grapes.  (4)  ‘All the days of his separation he shall not eat anything that is produced by the grape vine, from the seeds even to the skin.  (5)  ‘All the days of his vow of separation no razor shall pass over his head. He shall be holy until the days are fulfilled for which he separated himself to the LORD; he shall let the locks of hair on his head grow long.  (6)  ‘All the days of his separation to the LORD he shall not go near to a dead person.  (7)  ‘He shall not make himself unclean for his father or for his mother, for his brother or for his sister, when they die, because his separation to God is on his head.  (8)  ‘All the days of his separation he is holy to the LORD.  (9)  ‘But if a man dies very suddenly beside him and he defiles his dedicated head of hair, then he shall shave his head on the day when he becomes clean; he shall shave it on the seventh day.  (10)  ‘Then on the eighth day he shall bring two turtledoves or two young pigeons to the priest, to the doorway of the tent of meeting.  (11)  ‘The priest shall offer one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering, and make atonement for him concerning his sin because of the dead person. And that same day he shall consecrate his head,  (12)  and shall dedicate to the LORD his days as a Nazirite, and shall bring a male lamb a year old for a guilt offering; but the former days will be void because his separation was defiled.  (13)  ‘Now this is the law of the Nazirite when the days of his separation are fulfilled, he shall bring the offering to the doorway of the tent of meeting.  (14)  ‘He shall present his offering to the LORD: one male lamb a year old without defect for a burnt offering and one ewe-lamb a year old without defect for a sin offering and one ram without defect for a peace offering,  (15)  and a basket of unleavened cakes of fine flour mixed with oil and unleavened wafers spread with oil, along with their grain offering and their drink offering.  (16)  ‘Then the priest shall present them before the LORD and shall offer his sin offering and his burnt offering.  (17)  ‘He shall also offer the ram for a sacrifice of peace offerings to the LORD, together with the basket of unleavened cakes; the priest shall likewise offer its grain offering and its drink offering.  (18)  ‘The Nazirite shall then shave his dedicated head of hair at the doorway of the tent of meeting, and take the dedicated hair of his head and put it on the fire which is under the sacrifice of peace offerings.  (19)  ‘The priest shall take the ram’s shoulder when it has been boiled, and one unleavened cake out of the basket and one unleavened wafer, and shall put them on the hands of the Nazirite after he has shaved his dedicated hair.  (20)  ‘Then the priest shall wave them for a wave offering before the LORD. It is holy for the priest, together with the breast offered by waving and the thigh offered by lifting up; and afterward the Nazirite may drink wine.’  (21)  “This is the law of the Nazirite who vows his offering to the LORD according to his separation, in addition to what else he can afford; according to his vow which he takes, so he shall do according to the law of his separation.”

Aaron’s Blessing
(22)  Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,  (23)  “Speak to Aaron and to his sons, saying, ‘Thus you shall bless the sons of Israel. You shall say to them:  (24)  The LORD bless you, and keep you;  (25)  The LORD make His face shine on you, And be gracious to you;  (26)  The LORD lift up His countenance on you, And give you peace.’  (27)  “So they shall invoke My name on the sons of Israel, and I then will bless them.”
 
Offerings at the Tabernacle’s Consecration
Num 7:1-89  Now on the day that Moses had finished setting up the tabernacle, he anointed it and consecrated it with all its furnishings and the altar and all its utensils; he anointed them and consecrated them also.  (2)  Then the leaders of Israel, the heads of their fathers’ households, made an offering (they were the leaders of the tribes; they were the ones who were over the numbered men).  (3)  When they brought their offering before the LORD, six covered carts and twelve oxen, a cart for every two of the leaders and an ox for each one, then they presented them before the tabernacle.  (4)  Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,  (5)  “Accept these things from them, that they may be used in the service of the tent of meeting, and you shall give them to the Levites, to each man according to his service.”  (6)  So Moses took the carts and the oxen and gave them to the Levites.  (7)  Two carts and four oxen he gave to the sons of Gershon, according to their service,  (8)  and four carts and eight oxen he gave to the sons of Merari, according to their service, under the direction of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.  (9)  But he did not give any to the sons of Kohath because theirs was the service of the holy objects, which they carried on the shoulder.  (10)  The leaders offered the dedication offering for the altar when it was anointed, so the leaders offered their offering before the altar.  (11)  Then the LORD said to Moses, “Let them present their offering, one leader each day, for the dedication of the altar.”  (12)  Now the one who presented his offering on the first day was Nahshon the son of Amminadab, of the tribe of Judah;  (13)  and his offering was one silver dish whose weight was one hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering;  (14)  one gold pan of ten shekels, full of incense;  (15)  one bull, one ram, one male lamb one year old, for a burnt offering;  (16)  one male goat for a sin offering;  (17)  and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, five male lambs one year old. This was the offering of Nahshon the son of Amminadab.  (18)  On the second day Nethanel the son of Zuar, leader of Issachar, presented an offering;  (19)  he presented as his offering one silver dish whose weight was one hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering;  (20)  one gold pan of ten shekels, full of incense;  (21)  one bull, one ram, one male lamb one year old, for a burnt offering;  (22)  one male goat for a sin offering;  (23)  and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, five male lambs one year old. This was the offering of Nethanel the son of Zuar.  (24)  On the third day it was Eliab the son of Helon, leader of the sons of Zebulun;  (25)  his offering was one silver dish whose weight was one hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering;  (26)  one gold pan of ten shekels, full of incense;  (27)  one young bull, one ram, one male lamb one year old, for a burnt offering;  (28)  one male goat for a sin offering;  (29)  and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, five male lambs one year old. This was the offering of Eliab the son of Helon.  (30)  On the fourth day it was Elizur the son of Shedeur, leader of the sons of Reuben;  (31)  his offering was one silver dish whose weight was one hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering;  (32)  one gold pan of ten shekels, full of incense;  (33)  one bull, one ram, one male lamb one year old, for a burnt offering;  (34)  one male goat for a sin offering;  (35)  and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, five male lambs one year old. This was the offering of Elizur the son of Shedeur.  (36)  On the fifth day it was Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai, leader of the children of Simeon;  (37)  his offering was one silver dish whose weight was one hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering;  (38)  one gold pan of ten shekels, full of incense;  (39)  one bull, one ram, one male lamb one year old, for a burnt offering;  (40)  one male goat for a sin offering;  (41)  and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, five male lambs one year old. This was the offering of Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai.  (42)  On the sixth day it was Eliasaph the son of Deuel, leader of the sons of Gad;  (43)  his offering was one silver dish whose weight was one hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering;  (44)  one gold pan of ten shekels, full of incense;  (45)  one bull, one ram, one male lamb one year old, for a burnt offering;  (46)  one male goat for a sin offering;  (47)  and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, five male lambs one year old. This was the offering of Eliasaph the son of Deuel.  (48)  On the seventh day it was Elishama the son of Ammihud, leader of the sons of Ephraim;  (49)  his offering was one silver dish whose weight was one hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering;  (50)  one gold pan of ten shekels, full of incense;  (51)  one bull, one ram, one male lamb one year old, for a burnt offering;  (52)  one male goat for a sin offering;  (53)  and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, five male lambs one year old. This was the offering of Elishama the son of Ammihud.  (54)  On the eighth day it was Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur, leader of the sons of Manasseh;  (55)  his offering was one silver dish whose weight was one hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering;  (56)  one gold pan of ten shekels, full of incense;  (57)  one bull, one ram, one male lamb one year old, for a burnt offering;  (58)  one male goat for a sin offering;  (59)  and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, five male lambs one year old. This was the offering of Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur.  (60)  On the ninth day it was Abidan the son of Gideoni, leader of the sons of Benjamin;  (61)  his offering was one silver dish whose weight was one hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering;  (62)  one gold pan of ten shekels, full of incense;  (63)  one bull, one ram, one male lamb one year old, for a burnt offering;  (64)  one male goat for a sin offering;  (65)  and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, five male lambs one year old. This was the offering of Abidan the son of Gideoni.  (66)  On the tenth day it was Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai, leader of the sons of Dan;  (67)  his offering was one silver dish whose weight was one hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering;  (68)  one gold pan of ten shekels, full of incense;  (69)  one bull, one ram, one male lamb one year old, for a burnt offering;  (70)  one male goat for a sin offering;  (71)  and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, five male lambs one year old. This was the offering of Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai.  (72)  On the eleventh day it was Pagiel the son of Ochran, leader of the sons of Asher;  (73)  his offering was one silver dish whose weight was one hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering;  (74)  one gold pan of ten shekels, full of incense;  (75)  one bull, one ram, one male lamb one year old, for a burnt offering;  (76)  one male goat for a sin offering;  (77)  and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, five male lambs one year old. This was the offering of Pagiel the son of Ochran.  (78)  On the twelfth day it was Ahira the son of Enan, leader of the sons of Naphtali;  (79)  his offering was one silver dish whose weight was one hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering;  (80)  one gold pan of ten shekels, full of incense;  (81)  one bull, one ram, one male lamb one year old, for a burnt offering;  (82)  one male goat for a sin offering;  (83)  and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, five male lambs one year old. This was the offering of Ahira the son of Enan.  (84)  This was the dedication offering for the altar from the leaders of Israel when it was anointed: twelve silver dishes, twelve silver bowls, twelve gold pans,  (85)  each silver dish weighing one hundred and thirty shekels and each bowl seventy; all the silver of the utensils was 2,400 shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary;  (86)  the twelve gold pans, full of incense, weighing ten shekels apiece, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, all the gold of the pans 120 shekels;  (87)  all the oxen for the burnt offering twelve bulls, all the rams twelve, the male lambs one year old with their grain offering twelve, and the male goats for a sin offering twelve;  (88)  and all the oxen for the sacrifice of peace offerings 24 bulls, all the rams 60, the male goats 60, the male lambs one year old 60. This was the dedication offering for the altar after it was anointed.  (89)  Now when Moses went into the tent of meeting to speak with Him, he heard the voice speaking to him from above the mercy seat that was on the ark of the testimony, from between the two cherubim, so He spoke to him.
  
Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard

 


30 April 2017 Verse of the Day

The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.  (Isaiah 40:8 NASB)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.    Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with me in 2 years:

Duties of the Kohathites
Num 4:1-49  Then the LORD spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying,  (2)  “Take a census of the descendants of Kohath from among the sons of Levi, by their families, by their fathers’ households,  (3)  from thirty years and upward, even to fifty years old, all who enter the service to do the work in the tent of meeting.  (4)  “This is the work of the descendants of Kohath in the tent of meeting, concerning the most holy things.  (5)  “When the camp sets out, Aaron and his sons shall go in and they shall take down the veil of the screen and cover the ark of the testimony with it;  (6)  and they shall lay a covering of porpoise skin on it, and shall spread over it a cloth of pure blue, and shall insert its poles.  (7)  “Over the table of the bread of the Presence they shall also spread a cloth of blue and put on it the dishes and the pans and the sacrificial bowls and the jars for the drink offering, and the continual bread shall be on it.  (8)  “They shall spread over them a cloth of scarlet material, and cover the same with a covering of porpoise skin, and they shall insert its poles.  (9)  “Then they shall take a blue cloth and cover the lampstand for the light, along with its lamps and its snuffers, and its trays and all its oil vessels, by which they serve it;  (10)  and they shall put it and all its utensils in a covering of porpoise skin, and shall put it on the carrying bars.  (11)  “Over the golden altar they shall spread a blue cloth and cover it with a covering of porpoise skin, and shall insert its poles;  (12)  and they shall take all the utensils of service, with which they serve in the sanctuary, and put them in a blue cloth and cover them with a covering of porpoise skin, and put them on the carrying bars.  (13)  “Then they shall take away the ashes from the altar, and spread a purple cloth over it.  (14)  “They shall also put on it all its utensils by which they serve in connection with it: the firepans, the forks and shovels and the basins, all the utensils of the altar; and they shall spread a cover of porpoise skin over it and insert its poles.  (15)  “When Aaron and his sons have finished covering the holy objects and all the furnishings of the sanctuary, when the camp is to set out, after that the sons of Kohath shall come to carry them, so that they will not touch the holy objects and die. These are the things in the tent of meeting which the sons of Kohath are to carry.  (16)  “The responsibility of Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest is the oil for the light and the fragrant incense and the continual grain offering and the anointing oil—the responsibility of all the tabernacle and of all that is in it, with the sanctuary and its furnishings.”  (17)  Then the LORD spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying,  (18)  “Do not let the tribe of the families of the Kohathites be cut off from among the Levites.  (19)  “But do this to them that they may live and not die when they approach the most holy objects: Aaron and his sons shall go in and assign each of them to his work and to his load;  (20)  but they shall not go in to see the holy objects even for a moment, or they will die.”  (21)  Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,  (22)  “Take a census of the sons of Gershon also, by their fathers’ households, by their families;  (23)  from thirty years and upward to fifty years old, you shall number them; all who enter to perform the service to do the work in the tent of meeting.  (24)  “This is the service of the families of the Gershonites, in serving and in carrying:  (25)  they shall carry the curtains of the tabernacle and the tent of meeting with its covering and the covering of porpoise skin that is on top of it, and the screen for the doorway of the tent of meeting,  (26)  and the hangings of the court, and the screen for the doorway of the gate of the court which is around the tabernacle and the altar, and their cords and all the equipment for their service; and all that is to be done, they shall perform.  (27)  “All the service of the sons of the Gershonites, in all their loads and in all their work, shall be performed at the command of Aaron and his sons; and you shall assign to them as a duty all their loads.  (28)  “This is the service of the families of the sons of the Gershonites in the tent of meeting, and their duties shall be under the direction of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.  (29)  “As for the sons of Merari, you shall number them by their families, by their fathers’ households;  (30)  from thirty years and upward even to fifty years old, you shall number them, everyone who enters the service to do the work of the tent of meeting.  (31)  “Now this is the duty of their loads, for all their service in the tent of meeting: the boards of the tabernacle and its bars and its pillars and its sockets,  (32)  and the pillars around the court and their sockets and their pegs and their cords, with all their equipment and with all their service; and you shall assign each man by name the items he is to carry.  (33)  “This is the service of the families of the sons of Merari, according to all their service in the tent of meeting, under the direction of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.”  (34)  So Moses and Aaron and the leaders of the congregation numbered the sons of the Kohathites by their families and by their fathers’ households,  (35)  from thirty years and upward even to fifty years old, everyone who entered the service for work in the tent of meeting.  (36)  Their numbered men by their families were 2,750.  (37)  These are the numbered men of the Kohathite families, everyone who was serving in the tent of meeting, whom Moses and Aaron numbered according to the commandment of the LORD through Moses.  (38)  The numbered men of the sons of Gershon by their families and by their fathers’ households,  (39)  from thirty years and upward even to fifty years old, everyone who entered the service for work in the tent of meeting.  (40)  Their numbered men by their families, by their fathers’ households, were 2,630.  (41)  These are the numbered men of the families of the sons of Gershon, everyone who was serving in the tent of meeting, whom Moses and Aaron numbered according to the commandment of the LORD.  (42)  The numbered men of the families of the sons of Merari by their families, by their fathers’ households,  (43)  from thirty years and upward even to fifty years old, everyone who entered the service for work in the tent of meeting.  (44)  Their numbered men by their families were 3,200.  (45)  These are the numbered men of the families of the sons of Merari, whom Moses and Aaron numbered according to the commandment of the LORD through Moses.  (46)  All the numbered men of the Levites, whom Moses and Aaron and the leaders of Israel numbered, by their families and by their fathers’ households,  (47)  from thirty years and upward even to fifty years old, everyone who could enter to do the work of service and the work of carrying in the tent of meeting.  (48)  Their numbered men were 8,580.  (49)  According to the commandment of the LORD through Moses, they were numbered, everyone by his serving or carrying; thus these were his numbered men, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
 
Unclean People
Num 5:1-31  Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,  (2)  “Command the sons of Israel that they send away from the camp every leper and everyone having a discharge and everyone who is unclean because of a dead person.  (3)  “You shall send away both male and female; you shall send them outside the camp so that they will not defile their camp where I dwell in their midst.”  (4)  The sons of Israel did so and sent them outside the camp; just as the LORD had spoken to Moses, thus the sons of Israel did.

Confession and Restitution
(5)  Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,  (6)  “Speak to the sons of Israel, ‘When a man or woman commits any of the sins of mankind, acting unfaithfully against the LORD, and that person is guilty,  (7)  then he shall confess his sins which he has committed, and he shall make restitution in full for his wrong and add to it one-fifth of it, and give it to him whom he has wronged.  (8)  ‘But if the man has no relative to whom restitution may be made for the wrong, the restitution which is made for the wrong must go to the LORD for the priest, besides the ram of atonement, by which atonement is made for him.  (9)  ‘Also every contribution pertaining to all the holy gifts of the sons of Israel, which they offer to the priest, shall be his.  (10)  ‘So every man’s holy gifts shall be his; whatever any man gives to the priest, it becomes his.'”

A Test for Adultery
(11)  Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,  (12)  “Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘If any man’s wife goes astray and is unfaithful to him,  (13)  and a man has intercourse with her and it is hidden from the eyes of her husband and she is undetected, although she has defiled herself, and there is no witness against her and she has not been caught in the act,  (14)  if a spirit of jealousy comes over him and he is jealous of his wife when she has defiled herself, or if a spirit of jealousy comes over him and he is jealous of his wife when she has not defiled herself,  (15)  the man shall then bring his wife to the priest, and shall bring as an offering for her one-tenth of an ephah of barley meal; he shall not pour oil on it nor put frankincense on it, for it is a grain offering of jealousy, a grain offering of memorial, a reminder of iniquity.  (16)  ‘Then the priest shall bring her near and have her stand before the LORD,  (17)  and the priest shall take holy water in an earthenware vessel; and he shall take some of the dust that is on the floor of the tabernacle and put it into the water.  (18)  ‘The priest shall then have the woman stand before the LORD and let the hair of the woman’s head go loose, and place the grain offering of memorial in her hands, which is the grain offering of jealousy, and in the hand of the priest is to be the water of bitterness that brings a curse.  (19)  ‘The priest shall have her take an oath and shall say to the woman, “If no man has lain with you and if you have not gone astray into uncleanness, being under the authority of your husband, be immune to this water of bitterness that brings a curse;  (20)  if you, however, have gone astray, being under the authority of your husband, and if you have defiled yourself and a man other than your husband has had intercourse with you”  (21)  (then the priest shall have the woman swear with the oath of the curse, and the priest shall say to the woman), “the LORD make you a curse and an oath among your people by the LORD’S making your thigh waste away and your abdomen swell;  (22)  and this water that brings a curse shall go into your stomach, and make your abdomen swell and your thigh waste away.” And the woman shall say, “Amen. Amen.”  (23)  ‘The priest shall then write these curses on a scroll, and he shall wash them off into the water of bitterness.  (24)  ‘Then he shall make the woman drink the water of bitterness that brings a curse, so that the water which brings a curse will go into her and cause bitterness.  (25)  ‘The priest shall take the grain offering of jealousy from the woman’s hand, and he shall wave the grain offering before the LORD and bring it to the altar;  (26)  and the priest shall take a handful of the grain offering as its memorial offering and offer it up in smoke on the altar, and afterward he shall make the woman drink the water.  (27)  ‘When he has made her drink the water, then it shall come about, if she has defiled herself and has been unfaithful to her husband, that the water which brings a curse will go into her and cause bitterness, and her abdomen will swell and her thigh will waste away, and the woman will become a curse among her people.  (28)  ‘But if the woman has not defiled herself and is clean, she will then be free and conceive children.  (29)  ‘This is the law of jealousy: when a wife, being under the authority of her husband, goes astray and defiles herself,  (30)  or when a spirit of jealousy comes over a man and he is jealous of his wife, he shall then make the woman stand before the LORD, and the priest shall apply all this law to her.  (31)  ‘Moreover, the man will be free from guilt, but that woman shall bear her guilt.'”
 
Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



29 April 2017 Verse of the Day

Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person.  (Colossians 4:6 NASB)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.    Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with me in 2 years:

Arrangement of the Camp
Num 2:1-34  Now the LORD spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying,  (2)  “The sons of Israel shall camp, each by his own standard, with the banners of their fathers’ households; they shall camp around the tent of meeting at a distance.  (3)  “Now those who camp on the east side toward the sunrise shall be of the standard of the camp of Judah, by their armies, and the leader of the sons of Judah: Nahshon the son of Amminadab,  (4)  and his army, even their numbered men, 74,600.  (5)  “Those who camp next to him shall be the tribe of Issachar, and the leader of the sons of Issachar: Nethanel the son of Zuar,  (6)  and his army, even their numbered men, 54,400.  (7)  “Then comes the tribe of Zebulun, and the leader of the sons of Zebulun: Eliab the son of Helon,  (8)  and his army, even his numbered men, 57,400.  (9)  “The total of the numbered men of the camp of Judah: 186,400, by their armies. They shall set out first.  (10)  “On the south side shall be the standard of the camp of Reuben by their armies, and the leader of the sons of Reuben: Elizur the son of Shedeur,  (11)  and his army, even their numbered men, 46,500.  (12)  “Those who camp next to him shall be the tribe of Simeon, and the leader of the sons of Simeon: Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai,  (13)  and his army, even their numbered men, 59,300.  (14)  “Then comes the tribe of Gad, and the leader of the sons of Gad: Eliasaph the son of Deuel,  (15)  and his army, even their numbered men, 45,650.  (16)  “The total of the numbered men of the camp of Reuben: 151,450 by their armies. And they shall set out second.  (17)  “Then the tent of meeting shall set out with the camp of the Levites in the midst of the camps; just as they camp, so they shall set out, every man in his place by their standards.  (18)  “On the west side shall be the standard of the camp of Ephraim by their armies, and the leader of the sons of Ephraim shall be Elishama the son of Ammihud,  (19)  and his army, even their numbered men, 40,500.  (20)  “Next to him shall be the tribe of Manasseh, and the leader of the sons of Manasseh: Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur,  (21)  and his army, even their numbered men, 32,200.  (22)  “Then comes the tribe of Benjamin, and the leader of the sons of Benjamin: Abidan the son of Gideoni,  (23)  and his army, even their numbered men, 35,400.  (24)  “The total of the numbered men of the camp of Ephraim: 108,100, by their armies. And they shall set out third.  (25)  “On the north side shall be the standard of the camp of Dan by their armies, and the leader of the sons of Dan: Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai,  (26)  and his army, even their numbered men, 62,700.  (27)  “Those who camp next to him shall be the tribe of Asher, and the leader of the sons of Asher: Pagiel the son of Ochran,  (28)  and his army, even their numbered men, 41,500.  (29)  “Then comes the tribe of Naphtali, and the leader of the sons of Naphtali: Ahira the son of Enan,  (30)  and his army, even their numbered men, 53,400.  (31)  “The total of the numbered men of the camp of Dan was 157,600. They shall set out last by their standards.”  (32)  These are the numbered men of the sons of Israel by their fathers’ households; the total of the numbered men of the camps by their armies, 603,550.  (33)  The Levites, however, were not numbered among the sons of Israel, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.  (34)  Thus the sons of Israel did; according to all that the LORD commanded Moses, so they camped by their standards, and so they set out, every one by his family according to his father’s household.
 
The Sons of Aaron
Num 3:1-51  Now these are the records of the generations of Aaron and Moses at the time when the LORD spoke with Moses on Mount Sinai.  (2)  These then are the names of the sons of Aaron: Nadab the firstborn, and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.  (3)  These are the names of the sons of Aaron, the anointed priests, whom he ordained to serve as priests.  (4)  But Nadab and Abihu died before the LORD when they offered strange fire before the LORD in the wilderness of Sinai; and they had no children. So Eleazar and Ithamar served as priests in the lifetime of their father Aaron.

Duties of the Levites
(5)  Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,  (6)  “Bring the tribe of Levi near and set them before Aaron the priest, that they may serve him.  (7)  “They shall perform the duties for him and for the whole congregation before the tent of meeting, to do the service of the tabernacle.  (8)  “They shall also keep all the furnishings of the tent of meeting, along with the duties of the sons of Israel, to do the service of the tabernacle.  (9)  “You shall thus give the Levites to Aaron and to his sons; they are wholly given to him from among the sons of Israel.  (10)  “So you shall appoint Aaron and his sons that they may keep their priesthood, but the layman who comes near shall be put to death.”  (11)  Again the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,  (12)  “Now, behold, I have taken the Levites from among the sons of Israel instead of every firstborn, the first issue of the womb among the sons of Israel. So the Levites shall be Mine.  (13)  “For all the firstborn are Mine; on the day that I struck down all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, I sanctified to Myself all the firstborn in Israel, from man to beast. They shall be Mine; I am the LORD.”  (14)  Then the LORD spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, saying,  (15)  “Number the sons of Levi by their fathers’ households, by their families; every male from a month old and upward you shall number.”  (16)  So Moses numbered them according to the word of the LORD, just as he had been commanded.  (17)  These then are the sons of Levi by their names: Gershon and Kohath and Merari.  (18)  These are the names of the sons of Gershon by their families: Libni and Shimei;  (19)  and the sons of Kohath by their families: Amram and Izhar, Hebron and Uzziel;  (20)  and the sons of Merari by their families: Mahli and Mushi. These are the families of the Levites according to their fathers’ households.  (21)  Of Gershon was the family of the Libnites and the family of the Shimeites; these were the families of the Gershonites.  (22)  Their numbered men, in the numbering of every male from a month old and upward, even their numbered men were 7,500.  (23)  The families of the Gershonites were to camp behind the tabernacle westward,  (24)  and the leader of the fathers’ households of the Gershonites was Eliasaph the son of Lael.  (25)  Now the duties of the sons of Gershon in the tent of meeting involved the tabernacle and the tent, its covering, and the screen for the doorway of the tent of meeting,  (26)  and the hangings of the court, and the screen for the doorway of the court which is around the tabernacle and the altar, and its cords, according to all the service concerning them.  (27)  Of Kohath was the family of the Amramites and the family of the Izharites and the family of the Hebronites and the family of the Uzzielites; these were the families of the Kohathites.  (28)  In the numbering of every male from a month old and upward, there were 8,600, performing the duties of the sanctuary.  (29)  The families of the sons of Kohath were to camp on the southward side of the tabernacle,  (30)  and the leader of the fathers’ households of the Kohathite families was Elizaphan the son of Uzziel.  (31)  Now their duties involved the ark, the table, the lampstand, the altars, and the utensils of the sanctuary with which they minister, and the screen, and all the service concerning them;  (32)  and Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest was the chief of the leaders of Levi, and had the oversight of those who perform the duties of the sanctuary.  (33)  Of Merari was the family of the Mahlites and the family of the Mushites; these were the families of Merari.  (34)  Their numbered men in the numbering of every male from a month old and upward, were 6,200.  (35)  The leader of the fathers’ households of the families of Merari was Zuriel the son of Abihail. They were to camp on the northward side of the tabernacle.  (36)  Now the appointed duties of the sons of Merari involved the frames of the tabernacle, its bars, its pillars, its sockets, all its equipment, and the service concerning them,  (37)  and the pillars around the court with their sockets and their pegs and their cords.  (38)  Now those who were to camp before the tabernacle eastward, before the tent of meeting toward the sunrise, are Moses and Aaron and his sons, performing the duties of the sanctuary for the obligation of the sons of Israel; but the layman coming near was to be put to death.  (39)  All the numbered men of the Levites, whom Moses and Aaron numbered at the command of the LORD by their families, every male from a month old and upward, were 22,000.

Redemption of the Firstborn
(40)  Then the LORD said to Moses, “Number every firstborn male of the sons of Israel from a month old and upward, and make a list of their names.  (41)  “You shall take the Levites for Me, I am the LORD, instead of all the firstborn among the sons of Israel, and the cattle of the Levites instead of all the firstborn among the cattle of the sons of Israel.”  (42)  So Moses numbered all the firstborn among the sons of Israel, just as the LORD had commanded him;  (43)  and all the firstborn males by the number of names from a month old and upward, for their numbered men were 22,273.  (44)  Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,  (45)  “Take the Levites instead of all the firstborn among the sons of Israel and the cattle of the Levites. And the Levites shall be Mine; I am the LORD.  (46)  “For the ransom of the 273 of the firstborn of the sons of Israel who are in excess beyond the Levites,  (47)  you shall take five shekels apiece, per head; you shall take them in terms of the shekel of the sanctuary (the shekel is twenty gerahs),  (48)  and give the money, the ransom of those who are in excess among them, to Aaron and to his sons.”  (49)  So Moses took the ransom money from those who were in excess, beyond those ransomed by the Levites;  (50)  from the firstborn of the sons of Israel he took the money in terms of the shekel of the sanctuary, 1,365.  (51)  Then Moses gave the ransom money to Aaron and to his sons, at the command of the LORD, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
 
Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



28 April 2017 Verse of the Day

This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you.  (John 15:12 NASB)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.    Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with me in 2 years:

Laws About Vows
Lev 27:1-34  Again, the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,  (2)  “Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘When a man makes a difficult vow, he shall be valued according to your valuation of persons belonging to the LORD.  (3)  ‘If your valuation is of the male from twenty years even to sixty years old, then your valuation shall be fifty shekels of silver, after the shekel of the sanctuary.  (4)  ‘Or if it is a female, then your valuation shall be thirty shekels.  (5)  ‘If it be from five years even to twenty years old then your valuation for the male shall be twenty shekels and for the female ten shekels.  (6)  ‘But if they are from a month even up to five years old, then your valuation shall be five shekels of silver for the male, and for the female your valuation shall be three shekels of silver.  (7)  ‘If they are from sixty years old and upward, if it is a male, then your valuation shall be fifteen shekels, and for the female ten shekels.  (8)  ‘But if he is poorer than your valuation, then he shall be placed before the priest and the priest shall value him; according to the means of the one who vowed, the priest shall value him.  (9)  ‘Now if it is an animal of the kind which men can present as an offering to the LORD, any such that one gives to the LORD shall be holy.  (10)  ‘He shall not replace it or exchange it, a good for a bad, or a bad for a good; or if he does exchange animal for animal, then both it and its substitute shall become holy.  (11)  ‘If, however, it is any unclean animal of the kind which men do not present as an offering to the LORD, then he shall place the animal before the priest.  (12)  ‘The priest shall value it as either good or bad; as you, the priest, value it, so it shall be.  (13)  ‘But if he should ever wish to redeem it, then he shall add one-fifth of it to your valuation.  (14)  ‘Now if a man consecrates his house as holy to the LORD, then the priest shall value it as either good or bad; as the priest values it, so it shall stand.  (15)  ‘Yet if the one who consecrates it should wish to redeem his house, then he shall add one-fifth of your valuation price to it, so that it may be his.  (16)  ‘Again, if a man consecrates to the LORD part of the fields of his own property, then your valuation shall be proportionate to the seed needed for it: a homer of barley seed at fifty shekels of silver.  (17)  ‘If he consecrates his field as of the year of jubilee, according to your valuation it shall stand.  (18)  ‘If he consecrates his field after the jubilee, however, then the priest shall calculate the price for him proportionate to the years that are left until the year of jubilee; and it shall be deducted from your valuation.  (19)  ‘If the one who consecrates it should ever wish to redeem the field, then he shall add one-fifth of your valuation price to it, so that it may pass to him.  (20)  ‘Yet if he will not redeem the field, but has sold the field to another man, it may no longer be redeemed;  (21)  and when it reverts in the jubilee, the field shall be holy to the LORD, like a field set apart; it shall be for the priest as his property.  (22)  ‘Or if he consecrates to the LORD a field which he has bought, which is not a part of the field of his own property,  (23)  then the priest shall calculate for him the amount of your valuation up to the year of jubilee; and he shall on that day give your valuation as holy to the LORD.  (24)  ‘In the year of jubilee the field shall return to the one from whom he bought it, to whom the possession of the land belongs.  (25)  ‘Every valuation of yours, moreover, shall be after the shekel of the sanctuary. The shekel shall be twenty gerahs.  (26)  ‘However, a firstborn among animals, which as a firstborn belongs to the LORD, no man may consecrate it; whether ox or sheep, it is the LORD’S.  (27)  ‘But if it is among the unclean animals, then he shall redeem it according to your valuation and add to it one-fifth of it; and if it is not redeemed, then it shall be sold according to your valuation.  (28)  ‘Nevertheless, anything which a man sets apart to the LORD out of all that he has, of man or animal or of the fields of his own property, shall not be sold or redeemed. Anything devoted to destruction is most holy to the LORD.  (29)  ‘No one who may have been set apart among men shall be ransomed; he shall surely be put to death.  (30)  ‘Thus all the tithe of the land, of the seed of the land or of the fruit of the tree, is the LORD’S; it is holy to the LORD.  (31)  ‘If, therefore, a man wishes to redeem part of his tithe, he shall add to it one-fifth of it.  (32)  ‘For every tenth part of herd or flock, whatever passes under the rod, the tenth one shall be holy to the LORD.  (33)  ‘He is not to be concerned whether it is good or bad, nor shall he exchange it; or if he does exchange it, then both it and its substitute shall become holy. It shall not be redeemed.'”  (34)  These are the commandments which the LORD commanded Moses for the sons of Israel at Mount Sinai.
 
A Census of Israel’s Warriors
Num 1:1-54  Then the LORD spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the tent of meeting, on the first of the second month, in the second year after they had come out of the land of Egypt, saying,  (2)  “Take a census of all the congregation of the sons of Israel, by their families, by their fathers’ households, according to the number of names, every male, head by head  (3)  from twenty years old and upward, whoever is able to go out to war in Israel, you and Aaron shall number them by their armies.  (4)  “With you, moreover, there shall be a man of each tribe, each one head of his father’s household.  (5)  “These then are the names of the men who shall stand with you: of Reuben, Elizur the son of Shedeur;  (6)  of Simeon, Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai;  (7)  of Judah, Nahshon the son of Amminadab;  (8)  of Issachar, Nethanel the son of Zuar;  (9)  of Zebulun, Eliab the son of Helon;  (10)  of the sons of Joseph: of Ephraim, Elishama the son of Ammihud; of Manasseh, Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur;  (11)  of Benjamin, Abidan the son of Gideoni;  (12)  of Dan, Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai;  (13)  of Asher, Pagiel the son of Ochran;  (14)  of Gad, Eliasaph the son of Deuel;  (15)  of Naphtali, Ahira the son of Enan.  (16)  “These are they who were called of the congregation, the leaders of their fathers’ tribes; they were the heads of divisions of Israel.”  (17)  So Moses and Aaron took these men who had been designated by name,  (18)  and they assembled all the congregation together on the first of the second month. Then they registered by ancestry in their families, by their fathers’ households, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, head by head,  (19)  just as the LORD had commanded Moses. So he numbered them in the wilderness of Sinai.  (20)  Now the sons of Reuben, Israel’s firstborn, their genealogical registration by their families, by their fathers’ households, according to the number of names, head by head, every male from twenty years old and upward, whoever was able to go out to war,  (21)  their numbered men of the tribe of Reuben were 46,500.  (22)  Of the sons of Simeon, their genealogical registration by their families, by their fathers’ households, their numbered men, according to the number of names, head by head, every male from twenty years old and upward, whoever was able to go out to war,  (23)  their numbered men of the tribe of Simeon were 59,300.  (24)  Of the sons of Gad, their genealogical registration by their families, by their fathers’ households, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, whoever was able to go out to war,  (25)  their numbered men of the tribe of Gad were 45,650.  (26)  Of the sons of Judah, their genealogical registration by their families, by their fathers’ households, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, whoever was able to go out to war,  (27)  their numbered men of the tribe of Judah were 74,600.  (28)  Of the sons of Issachar, their genealogical registration by their families, by their fathers’ households, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, whoever was able to go out to war,  (29)  their numbered men of the tribe of Issachar were 54,400.  (30)  Of the sons of Zebulun, their genealogical registration by their families, by their fathers’ households, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, whoever was able to go out to war,  (31)  their numbered men of the tribe of Zebulun were 57,400.  (32)  Of the sons of Joseph, namely, of the sons of Ephraim, their genealogical registration by their families, by their fathers’ households, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, whoever was able to go out to war,  (33)  their numbered men of the tribe of Ephraim were 40,500.  (34)  Of the sons of Manasseh, their genealogical registration by their families, by their fathers’ households, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, whoever was able to go out to war,  (35)  their numbered men of the tribe of Manasseh were 32,200.  (36)  Of the sons of Benjamin, their genealogical registration by their families, by their fathers’ households, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, whoever was able to go out to war,  (37)  their numbered men of the tribe of Benjamin were 35,400.  (38)  Of the sons of Dan, their genealogical registration by their families, by their fathers’ households, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, whoever was able to go out to war,  (39)  their numbered men of the tribe of Dan were 62,700.  (40)  Of the sons of Asher, their genealogical registration by their families, by their fathers’ households, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, whoever was able to go out to war,  (41)  their numbered men of the tribe of Asher were 41,500.  (42)  Of the sons of Naphtali, their genealogical registration by their families, by their fathers’ households, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, whoever was able to go out to war,  (43)  their numbered men of the tribe of Naphtali were 53,400.  (44)  These are the ones who were numbered, whom Moses and Aaron numbered, with the leaders of Israel, twelve men, each of whom was of his father’s household.  (45)  So all the numbered men of the sons of Israel by their fathers’ households, from twenty years old and upward, whoever was able to go out to war in Israel,  (46)  even all the numbered men were 603,550.

Levites Exempted
(47)  The Levites, however, were not numbered among them by their fathers’ tribe.  (48)  For the LORD had spoken to Moses, saying,  (49)  “Only the tribe of Levi you shall not number, nor shall you take their census among the sons of Israel.  (50)  “But you shall appoint the Levites over the tabernacle of the testimony, and over all its furnishings and over all that belongs to it. They shall carry the tabernacle and all its furnishings, and they shall take care of it; they shall also camp around the tabernacle.  (51)  “So when the tabernacle is to set out, the Levites shall take it down; and when the tabernacle encamps, the Levites shall set it up. But the layman who comes near shall be put to death.  (52)  “The sons of Israel shall camp, each man by his own camp, and each man by his own standard, according to their armies.  (53)  “But the Levites shall camp around the tabernacle of the testimony, so that there will be no wrath on the congregation of the sons of Israel. So the Levites shall keep charge of the tabernacle of the testimony.”  (54)  Thus the sons of Israel did; according to all which the LORD had commanded Moses, so they did.
 
Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



27 April 2017 Verse of the Day

O come, let us sing for joy to the LORD, Let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation.  (Psalms 95:1 NASB)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.    Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with me in 2 years:

The Sabbath Year
Lev 25:1-55  The LORD then spoke to Moses at Mount Sinai, saying,  (2)  “Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘When you come into the land which I shall give you, then the land shall have a sabbath to the LORD.  (3)  ‘Six years you shall sow your field, and six years you shall prune your vineyard and gather in its crop,  (4)  but during the seventh year the land shall have a sabbath rest, a sabbath to the LORD; you shall not sow your field nor prune your vineyard.  (5)  ‘Your harvest’s aftergrowth you shall not reap, and your grapes of untrimmed vines you shall not gather; the land shall have a sabbatical year.  (6)  ‘All of you shall have the sabbath products of the land for food; yourself, and your male and female slaves, and your hired man and your foreign resident, those who live as aliens with you.  (7)  ‘Even your cattle and the animals that are in your land shall have all its crops to eat.

The Year of Jubilee
(8)  ‘You are also to count off seven sabbaths of years for yourself, seven times seven years, so that you have the time of the seven sabbaths of years, namely, forty-nine years.  (9)  ‘You shall then sound a ram’s horn abroad on the tenth day of the seventh month; on the day of atonement you shall sound a horn all through your land.  (10)  ‘You shall thus consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim a release through the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you, and each of you shall return to his own property, and each of you shall return to his family.  (11)  ‘You shall have the fiftieth year as a jubilee; you shall not sow, nor reap its aftergrowth, nor gather in from its untrimmed vines.  (12)  ‘For it is a jubilee; it shall be holy to you. You shall eat its crops out of the field.  (13)  ‘On this year of jubilee each of you shall return to his own property.  (14)  ‘If you make a sale, moreover, to your friend or buy from your friend’s hand, you shall not wrong one another.  (15)  ‘Corresponding to the number of years after the jubilee, you shall buy from your friend; he is to sell to you according to the number of years of crops.  (16)  ‘In proportion to the extent of the years you shall increase its price, and in proportion to the fewness of the years you shall diminish its price, for it is a number of crops he is selling to you.  (17)  ‘So you shall not wrong one another, but you shall fear your God; for I am the LORD your God.  (18)  ‘You shall thus observe My statutes and keep My judgments, so as to carry them out, that you may live securely on the land.  (19)  ‘Then the land will yield its produce, so that you can eat your fill and live securely on it.  (20)  ‘But if you say, “What are we going to eat on the seventh year if we do not sow or gather in our crops?”  (21)  then I will so order My blessing for you in the sixth year that it will bring forth the crop for three years.  (22)  ‘When you are sowing the eighth year, you can still eat old things from the crop, eating the old until the ninth year when its crop comes in.

Redemption of Property
(23)  ‘The land, moreover, shall not be sold permanently, for the land is Mine; for you are but aliens and sojourners with Me.  (24)  ‘Thus for every piece of your property, you are to provide for the redemption of the land.  (25)  ‘If a fellow countryman of yours becomes so poor he has to sell part of his property, then his nearest kinsman is to come and buy back what his relative has sold.  (26)  ‘Or in case a man has no kinsman, but so recovers his means as to find sufficient for its redemption,  (27)  then he shall calculate the years since its sale and refund the balance to the man to whom he sold it, and so return to his property.  (28)  ‘But if he has not found sufficient means to get it back for himself, then what he has sold shall remain in the hands of its purchaser until the year of jubilee; but at the jubilee it shall revert, that he may return to his property.  (29)  ‘Likewise, if a man sells a dwelling house in a walled city, then his redemption right remains valid until a full year from its sale; his right of redemption lasts a full year.  (30)  ‘But if it is not bought back for him within the space of a full year, then the house that is in the walled city passes permanently to its purchaser throughout his generations; it does not revert in the jubilee.  (31)  ‘The houses of the villages, however, which have no surrounding wall shall be considered as open fields; they have redemption rights and revert in the jubilee.  (32)  ‘As for cities of the Levites, the Levites have a permanent right of redemption for the houses of the cities which are their possession.  (33)  ‘What, therefore, belongs to the Levites may be redeemed and a house sale in the city of this possession reverts in the jubilee, for the houses of the cities of the Levites are their possession among the sons of Israel.  (34)  ‘But pasture fields of their cities shall not be sold, for that is their perpetual possession.

Kindness for Poor Brothers
(35)  ‘Now in case a countryman of yours becomes poor and his means with regard to you falter, then you are to sustain him, like a stranger or a sojourner, that he may live with you.  (36)  ‘Do not take usurious interest from him, but revere your God, that your countryman may live with you.  (37)  ‘You shall not give him your silver at interest, nor your food for gain.  (38)  ‘I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt to give you the land of Canaan and to be your God.  (39)  ‘If a countryman of yours becomes so poor with regard to you that he sells himself to you, you shall not subject him to a slave’s service.  (40)  ‘He shall be with you as a hired man, as if he were a sojourner; he shall serve with you until the year of jubilee.  (41)  ‘He shall then go out from you, he and his sons with him, and shall go back to his family, that he may return to the property of his forefathers.  (42)  ‘For they are My servants whom I brought out from the land of Egypt; they are not to be sold in a slave sale.  (43)  ‘You shall not rule over him with severity, but are to revere your God.  (44)  ‘As for your male and female slaves whom you may have—you may acquire male and female slaves from the pagan nations that are around you.  (45)  ‘Then, too, it is out of the sons of the sojourners who live as aliens among you that you may gain acquisition, and out of their families who are with you, whom they will have produced in your land; they also may become your possession.  (46)  ‘You may even bequeath them to your sons after you, to receive as a possession; you can use them as permanent slaves. But in respect to your countrymen, the sons of Israel, you shall not rule with severity over one another.

Redeeming a Poor Man
(47)  ‘Now if the means of a stranger or of a sojourner with you becomes sufficient, and a countryman of yours becomes so poor with regard to him as to sell himself to a stranger who is sojourning with you, or to the descendants of a stranger’s family,  (48)  then he shall have redemption right after he has been sold. One of his brothers may redeem him,  (49)  or his uncle, or his uncle’s son, may redeem him, or one of his blood relatives from his family may redeem him; or if he prospers, he may redeem himself.  (50)  ‘He then with his purchaser shall calculate from the year when he sold himself to him up to the year of jubilee; and the price of his sale shall correspond to the number of years. It is like the days of a hired man that he shall be with him.  (51)  ‘If there are still many years, he shall refund part of his purchase price in proportion to them for his own redemption;  (52)  and if few years remain until the year of jubilee, he shall so calculate with him. In proportion to his years he is to refund the amount for his redemption.  (53)  ‘Like a man hired year by year he shall be with him; he shall not rule over him with severity in your sight.  (54)  ‘Even if he is not redeemed by these means, he shall still go out in the year of jubilee, he and his sons with him.  (55)  ‘For the sons of Israel are My servants; they are My servants whom I brought out from the land of Egypt. I am the LORD your God.
 
Blessings for Obedience
Lev 26:1-46  ‘You shall not make for yourselves idols, nor shall you set up for yourselves an image or a sacred pillar, nor shall you place a figured stone in your land to bow down to it; for I am the LORD your God.  (2)  ‘You shall keep My sabbaths and reverence My sanctuary; I am the LORD.  (3)  ‘If you walk in My statutes and keep My commandments so as to carry them out,  (4)  then I shall give you rains in their season, so that the land will yield its produce and the trees of the field will bear their fruit.  (5)  ‘Indeed, your threshing will last for you until grape gathering, and grape gathering will last until sowing time. You will thus eat your food to the full and live securely in your land.  (6)  ‘I shall also grant peace in the land, so that you may lie down with no one making you tremble. I shall also eliminate harmful beasts from the land, and no sword will pass through your land.  (7)  ‘But you will chase your enemies and they will fall before you by the sword;  (8)  five of you will chase a hundred, and a hundred of you will chase ten thousand, and your enemies will fall before you by the sword.  (9)  ‘So I will turn toward you and make you fruitful and multiply you, and I will confirm My covenant with you.  (10)  ‘You will eat the old supply and clear out the old because of the new.  (11)  ‘Moreover, I will make My dwelling among you, and My soul will not reject you.  (12)  ‘I will also walk among you and be your God, and you shall be My people.  (13)  ‘I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt so that you would not be their slaves, and I broke the bars of your yoke and made you walk erect.

Punishment for Disobedience
(14)  ‘But if you do not obey Me and do not carry out all these commandments,  (15)  if, instead, you reject My statutes, and if your soul abhors My ordinances so as not to carry out all My commandments, and so break My covenant,  (16)  I, in turn, will do this to you: I will appoint over you a sudden terror, consumption and fever that will waste away the eyes and cause the soul to pine away; also, you will sow your seed uselessly, for your enemies will eat it up.  (17)  ‘I will set My face against you so that you will be struck down before your enemies; and those who hate you will rule over you, and you will flee when no one is pursuing you.  (18)  ‘If also after these things you do not obey Me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins.  (19)  ‘I will also break down your pride of power; I will also make your sky like iron and your earth like bronze.  (20)  ‘Your strength will be spent uselessly, for your land will not yield its produce and the trees of the land will not yield their fruit.  (21)  ‘If then, you act with hostility against Me and are unwilling to obey Me, I will increase the plague on you seven times according to your sins.  (22)  ‘I will let loose among you the beasts of the field, which will bereave you of your children and destroy your cattle and reduce your number so that your roads lie deserted.  (23)  ‘And if by these things you are not turned to Me, but act with hostility against Me,  (24)  then I will act with hostility against you; and I, even I, will strike you seven times for your sins.  (25)  ‘I will also bring upon you a sword which will execute vengeance for the covenant; and when you gather together into your cities, I will send pestilence among you, so that you shall be delivered into enemy hands.  (26)  ‘When I break your staff of bread, ten women will bake your bread in one oven, and they will bring back your bread in rationed amounts, so that you will eat and not be satisfied.  (27)  ‘Yet if in spite of this you do not obey Me, but act with hostility against Me,  (28)  then I will act with wrathful hostility against you, and I, even I, will punish you seven times for your sins.  (29)  ‘Further, you will eat the flesh of your sons and the flesh of your daughters you will eat.  (30)  ‘I then will destroy your high places, and cut down your incense altars, and heap your remains on the remains of your idols, for My soul shall abhor you.  (31)  ‘I will lay waste your cities as well and will make your sanctuaries desolate, and I will not smell your soothing aromas.  (32)  ‘I will make the land desolate so that your enemies who settle in it will be appalled over it.  (33)  ‘You, however, I will scatter among the nations and will draw out a sword after you, as your land becomes desolate and your cities become waste.  (34)  ‘Then the land will enjoy its sabbaths all the days of the desolation, while you are in your enemies’ land; then the land will rest and enjoy its sabbaths.  (35)  ‘All the days of its desolation it will observe the rest which it did not observe on your sabbaths, while you were living on it.  (36)  ‘As for those of you who may be left, I will also bring weakness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies. And the sound of a driven leaf will chase them, and even when no one is pursuing they will flee as though from the sword, and they will fall.  (37)  ‘They will therefore stumble over each other as if running from the sword, although no one is pursuing; and you will have no strength to stand up before your enemies.  (38)  ‘But you will perish among the nations, and your enemies’ land will consume you.  (39)  ‘So those of you who may be left will rot away because of their iniquity in the lands of your enemies; and also because of the iniquities of their forefathers they will rot away with them.  (40)  ‘If they confess their iniquity and the iniquity of their forefathers, in their unfaithfulness which they committed against Me, and also in their acting with hostility against Me—  (41)  I also was acting with hostility against them, to bring them into the land of their enemies—or if their uncircumcised heart becomes humbled so that they then make amends for their iniquity,  (42)  then I will remember My covenant with Jacob, and I will remember also My covenant with Isaac, and My covenant with Abraham as well, and I will remember the land.  (43)  ‘For the land will be abandoned by them, and will make up for its sabbaths while it is made desolate without them. They, meanwhile, will be making amends for their iniquity, because they rejected My ordinances and their soul abhorred My statutes.  (44)  ‘Yet in spite of this, when they are in the land of their enemies, I will not reject them, nor will I so abhor them as to destroy them, breaking My covenant with them; for I am the LORD their God.  (45)  ‘But I will remember for them the covenant with their ancestors, whom I brought out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the nations, that I might be their God. I am the LORD.'”  (46)  These are the statutes and ordinances and laws which the LORD established between Himself and the sons of Israel through Moses at Mount Sinai.
 
Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



26 April 2017 Verse of the Day

For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.  (Philippians 1:6 NASB)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.    Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with me in 2 years:

Feasts of the Lord
Lev 23:1-44  The LORD spoke again to Moses, saying,  (2)  “Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘The LORD’S appointed times which you shall proclaim as holy convocations—My appointed times are these:

The Sabbath
(3)  ‘For six days work may be done, but on the seventh day there is a sabbath of complete rest, a holy convocation. You shall not do any work; it is a sabbath to the LORD in all your dwellings.

The Passover
(4)  ‘These are the appointed times of the LORD, holy convocations which you shall proclaim at the times appointed for them.  (5)  ‘In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at twilight is the LORD’S Passover.  (6)  ‘Then on the fifteenth day of the same month there is the Feast of Unleavened Bread to the LORD; for seven days you shall eat unleavened bread.  (7)  ‘On the first day you shall have a holy convocation; you shall not do any laborious work.  (8)  ‘But for seven days you shall present an offering by fire to the LORD. On the seventh day is a holy convocation; you shall not do any laborious work.'”

The Feast of Firstfruits
(9)  Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,  (10)  “Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘When you enter the land which I am going to give to you and reap its harvest, then you shall bring in the sheaf of the first fruits of your harvest to the priest.  (11)  ‘He shall wave the sheaf before the LORD for you to be accepted; on the day after the sabbath the priest shall wave it.  (12)  ‘Now on the day when you wave the sheaf, you shall offer a male lamb one year old without defect for a burnt offering to the LORD.  (13)  ‘Its grain offering shall then be two-tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil, an offering by fire to the LORD for a soothing aroma, with its drink offering, a fourth of a hin of wine.  (14)  ‘Until this same day, until you have brought in the offering of your God, you shall eat neither bread nor roasted grain nor new growth. It is to be a perpetual statute throughout your generations in all your dwelling places.

The Feast of Weeks
(15)  ‘You shall also count for yourselves from the day after the sabbath, from the day when you brought in the sheaf of the wave offering; there shall be seven complete sabbaths.  (16)  ‘You shall count fifty days to the day after the seventh sabbath; then you shall present a new grain offering to the LORD.  (17)  ‘You shall bring in from your dwelling places two loaves of bread for a wave offering, made of two-tenths of an ephah; they shall be of a fine flour, baked with leaven as first fruits to the LORD.  (18)  ‘Along with the bread you shall present seven one year old male lambs without defect, and a bull of the herd and two rams; they are to be a burnt offering to the LORD, with their grain offering and their drink offerings, an offering by fire of a soothing aroma to the LORD.  (19)  ‘You shall also offer one male goat for a sin offering and two male lambs one year old for a sacrifice of peace offerings.  (20)  ‘The priest shall then wave them with the bread of the first fruits for a wave offering with two lambs before the LORD; they are to be holy to the LORD for the priest.  (21)  ‘On this same day you shall make a proclamation as well; you are to have a holy convocation. You shall do no laborious work. It is to be a perpetual statute in all your dwelling places throughout your generations.  (22)  ‘When you reap the harvest of your land, moreover, you shall not reap to the very corners of your field nor gather the gleaning of your harvest; you are to leave them for the needy and the alien. I am the LORD your God.'”

The Feast of Trumpets
(23)  Again the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,  (24)  “Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘In the seventh month on the first of the month you shall have a rest, a reminder by blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation.  (25)  ‘You shall not do any laborious work, but you shall present an offering by fire to the LORD.'”

The Day of Atonement
(26)  The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,  (27)  “On exactly the tenth day of this seventh month is the day of atonement; it shall be a holy convocation for you, and you shall humble your souls and present an offering by fire to the LORD.  (28)  “You shall not do any work on this same day, for it is a day of atonement, to make atonement on your behalf before the LORD your God.  (29)  “If there is any person who will not humble himself on this same day, he shall be cut off from his people.  (30)  “As for any person who does any work on this same day, that person I will destroy from among his people.  (31)  “You shall do no work at all. It is to be a perpetual statute throughout your generations in all your dwelling places.  (32)  “It is to be a sabbath of complete rest to you, and you shall humble your souls; on the ninth of the month at evening, from evening until evening you shall keep your sabbath.”

The Feast of Booths
(33)  Again the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,  (34)  “Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘On the fifteenth of this seventh month is the Feast of Booths for seven days to the LORD.  (35)  ‘On the first day is a holy convocation; you shall do no laborious work of any kind.  (36)  ‘For seven days you shall present an offering by fire to the LORD. On the eighth day you shall have a holy convocation and present an offering by fire to the LORD; it is an assembly. You shall do no laborious work.  (37)  ‘These are the appointed times of the LORD which you shall proclaim as holy convocations, to present offerings by fire to the LORD—burnt offerings and grain offerings, sacrifices and drink offerings, each day’s matter on its own day—  (38)  besides those of the sabbaths of the LORD, and besides your gifts and besides all your votive and freewill offerings, which you give to the LORD.  (39)  ‘On exactly the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the crops of the land, you shall celebrate the feast of the LORD for seven days, with a rest on the first day and a rest on the eighth day.  (40)  ‘Now on the first day you shall take for yourselves the foliage of beautiful trees, palm branches and boughs of leafy trees and willows of the brook, and you shall rejoice before the LORD your God for seven days.  (41)  ‘You shall thus celebrate it as a feast to the LORD for seven days in the year. It shall be a perpetual statute throughout your generations; you shall celebrate it in the seventh month.  (42)  ‘You shall live in booths for seven days; all the native-born in Israel shall live in booths,  (43)  so that your generations may know that I had the sons of Israel live in booths when I brought them out from the land of Egypt. I am the LORD your God.'”  (44)  So Moses declared to the sons of Israel the appointed times of the LORD.

The Lamps
Lev 24:1-23  Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,  (2)  “Command the sons of Israel that they bring to you clear oil from beaten olives for the light, to make a lamp burn continually.  (3)  “Outside the veil of testimony in the tent of meeting, Aaron shall keep it in order from evening to morning before the LORD continually; it shall be a perpetual statute throughout your generations.  (4)  “He shall keep the lamps in order on the pure gold lampstand before the LORD continually.

Bread for the Tabernacle
(5)  “Then you shall take fine flour and bake twelve cakes with it; two-tenths of an ephah shall be in each cake.  (6)  “You shall set them in two rows, six to a row, on the pure gold table before the LORD.  (7)  “You shall put pure frankincense on each row that it may be a memorial portion for the bread, even an offering by fire to the LORD.  (8)  “Every sabbath day he shall set it in order before the LORD continually; it is an everlasting covenant for the sons of Israel.  (9)  “It shall be for Aaron and his sons, and they shall eat it in a holy place; for it is most holy to him from the LORD’S offerings by fire, his portion forever.”

Punishment for Blasphemy
(10)  Now the son of an Israelite woman, whose father was an Egyptian, went out among the sons of Israel; and the Israelite woman’s son and a man of Israel struggled with each other in the camp.  (11)  The son of the Israelite woman blasphemed the Name and cursed. So they brought him to Moses. (Now his mother’s name was Shelomith, the daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of Dan.)  (12)  They put him in custody so that the command of the LORD might be made clear to them.  (13)  Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,  (14)  “Bring the one who has cursed outside the camp, and let all who heard him lay their hands on his head; then let all the congregation stone him.  (15)  “You shall speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘If anyone curses his God, then he will bear his sin.  (16)  ‘Moreover, the one who blasphemes the name of the LORD shall surely be put to death; all the congregation shall certainly stone him. The alien as well as the native, when he blasphemes the Name, shall be put to death.

An Eye for an Eye
(17)  ‘If a man takes the life of any human being, he shall surely be put to death.  (18)  ‘The one who takes the life of an animal shall make it good, life for life.  (19)  ‘If a man injures his neighbor, just as he has done, so it shall be done to him:  (20)  fracture for fracture, eye for eye, tooth for tooth; just as he has injured a man, so it shall be inflicted on him.  (21)  ‘Thus the one who kills an animal shall make it good, but the one who kills a man shall be put to death.  (22)  ‘There shall be one standard for you; it shall be for the stranger as well as the native, for I am the LORD your God.'”  (23)  Then Moses spoke to the sons of Israel, and they brought the one who had cursed outside the camp and stoned him with stones. Thus the sons of Israel did, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
 
Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



25 April 2017 Verse of the Day

Restore to me the joy of Your salvation And sustain me with a willing spirit.  (Psalms 51:12 NASB)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.    Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with me in 2 years:

Holiness and the Priests
Lev 21:1-24  Then the LORD said to Moses, “Speak to the priests, the sons of Aaron, and say to them: ‘No one shall defile himself for a dead person among his people,  (2)  except for his relatives who are nearest to him, his mother and his father and his son and his daughter and his brother,  (3)  also for his virgin sister, who is near to him because she has had no husband; for her he may defile himself.  (4)  ‘He shall not defile himself as a relative by marriage among his people, and so profane himself.  (5)  ‘They shall not make any baldness on their heads, nor shave off the edges of their beards, nor make any cuts in their flesh.  (6)  ‘They shall be holy to their God and not profane the name of their God, for they present the offerings by fire to the LORD, the food of their God; so they shall be holy.  (7)  ‘They shall not take a woman who is profaned by harlotry, nor shall they take a woman divorced from her husband; for he is holy to his God.  (8)  ‘You shall consecrate him, therefore, for he offers the food of your God; he shall be holy to you; for I the LORD, who sanctifies you, am holy.  (9)  ‘Also the daughter of any priest, if she profanes herself by harlotry, she profanes her father; she shall be burned with fire.  (10)  ‘The priest who is the highest among his brothers, on whose head the anointing oil has been poured and who has been consecrated to wear the garments, shall not uncover his head nor tear his clothes;  (11)  nor shall he approach any dead person, nor defile himself even for his father or his mother;  (12)  nor shall he go out of the sanctuary nor profane the sanctuary of his God, for the consecration of the anointing oil of his God is on him; I am the LORD.  (13)  ‘He shall take a wife in her virginity.  (14)  ‘A widow, or a divorced woman, or one who is profaned by harlotry, these he may not take; but rather he is to marry a virgin of his own people,  (15)  so that he will not profane his offspring among his people; for I am the LORD who sanctifies him.'”  (16)  Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,  (17)  “Speak to Aaron, saying, ‘No man of your offspring throughout their generations who has a defect shall approach to offer the food of his God.  (18)  ‘For no one who has a defect shall approach: a blind man, or a lame man, or he who has a disfigured face, or any deformed limb,  (19)  or a man who has a broken foot or broken hand,  (20)  or a hunchback or a dwarf, or one who has a defect in his eye or eczema or scabs or crushed testicles.  (21)  ‘No man among the descendants of Aaron the priest who has a defect is to come near to offer the LORD’S offerings by fire; since he has a defect, he shall not come near to offer the food of his God.  (22)  ‘He may eat the food of his God, both of the most holy and of the holy,  (23)  only he shall not go in to the veil or come near the altar because he has a defect, so that he will not profane My sanctuaries. For I am the LORD who sanctifies them.'”  (24)  So Moses spoke to Aaron and to his sons and to all the sons of Israel.
 
Lev 22:1-33  Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,  (2)  “Tell Aaron and his sons to be careful with the holy gifts of the sons of Israel, which they dedicate to Me, so as not to profane My holy name; I am the LORD.  (3)  “Say to them, ‘If any man among all your descendants throughout your generations approaches the holy gifts which the sons of Israel dedicate to the LORD, while he has an uncleanness, that person shall be cut off from before Me; I am the LORD.  (4)  ‘No man of the descendants of Aaron, who is a leper or who has a discharge, may eat of the holy gifts until he is clean. And if one touches anything made unclean by a corpse or if a man has a seminal emission,  (5)  or if a man touches any teeming things by which he is made unclean, or any man by whom he is made unclean, whatever his uncleanness;  (6)  a person who touches any such shall be unclean until evening, and shall not eat of the holy gifts unless he has bathed his body in water.  (7)  ‘But when the sun sets, he will be clean, and afterward he shall eat of the holy gifts, for it is his food.  (8)  ‘He shall not eat an animal which dies or is torn by beasts, becoming unclean by it; I am the LORD.  (9)  ‘They shall therefore keep My charge, so that they will not bear sin because of it and die thereby because they profane it; I am the LORD who sanctifies them.  (10)  ‘No layman, however, is to eat the holy gift; a sojourner with the priest or a hired man shall not eat of the holy gift.  (11)  ‘But if a priest buys a slave as his property with his money, that one may eat of it, and those who are born in his house may eat of his food.  (12)  ‘If a priest’s daughter is married to a layman, she shall not eat of the offering of the gifts.  (13)  ‘But if a priest’s daughter becomes a widow or divorced, and has no child and returns to her father’s house as in her youth, she shall eat of her father’s food; but no layman shall eat of it.  (14)  ‘But if a man eats a holy gift unintentionally, then he shall add to it a fifth of it and shall give the holy gift to the priest.  (15)  ‘They shall not profane the holy gifts of the sons of Israel which they offer to the LORD,  (16)  and so cause them to bear punishment for guilt by eating their holy gifts; for I am the LORD who sanctifies them.'”

Acceptable Offerings
(17)  Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,  (18)  “Speak to Aaron and to his sons and to all the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘Any man of the house of Israel or of the aliens in Israel who presents his offering, whether it is any of their votive or any of their freewill offerings, which they present to the LORD for a burnt offering—  (19)  for you to be accepted—it must be a male without defect from the cattle, the sheep, or the goats.  (20)  ‘Whatever has a defect, you shall not offer, for it will not be accepted for you.  (21)  ‘When a man offers a sacrifice of peace offerings to the LORD to fulfill a special vow or for a freewill offering, of the herd or of the flock, it must be perfect to be accepted; there shall be no defect in it.  (22)  ‘Those that are blind or fractured or maimed or having a running sore or eczema or scabs, you shall not offer to the LORD, nor make of them an offering by fire on the altar to the LORD.  (23)  ‘In respect to an ox or a lamb which has an overgrown or stunted member, you may present it for a freewill offering, but for a vow it will not be accepted.  (24)  ‘Also anything with its testicles bruised or crushed or torn or cut, you shall not offer to the LORD, or sacrifice in your land,  (25)  nor shall you accept any such from the hand of a foreigner for offering as the food of your God; for their corruption is in them, they have a defect, they shall not be accepted for you.'”  (26)  Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,  (27)  “When an ox or a sheep or a goat is born, it shall remain seven days with its mother, and from the eighth day on it shall be accepted as a sacrifice of an offering by fire to the LORD.  (28)  “But, whether it is an ox or a sheep, you shall not kill both it and its young in one day.  (29)  “When you sacrifice a sacrifice of thanksgiving to the LORD, you shall sacrifice it so that you may be accepted.  (30)  “It shall be eaten on the same day, you shall leave none of it until morning; I am the LORD.  (31)  “So you shall keep My commandments, and do them; I am the LORD.  (32)  “You shall not profane My holy name, but I will be sanctified among the sons of Israel; I am the LORD who sanctifies you,  (33)  who brought you out from the land of Egypt, to be your God; I am the LORD.”
 
Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



24 April 2017 Verse of the Day

But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.  (James 1:5 NASB)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.    Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with me in 2 years:

The Lord Is Holy
Lev 19:1-37  Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying:  (2)  “Speak to all the congregation of the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘You shall be holy, for I the LORD your God am holy.  (3)  ‘Every one of you shall reverence his mother and his father, and you shall keep My sabbaths; I am the LORD your God.  (4)  ‘Do not turn to idols or make for yourselves molten gods; I am the LORD your God.  (5)  ‘Now when you offer a sacrifice of peace offerings to the LORD, you shall offer it so that you may be accepted.  (6)  ‘It shall be eaten the same day you offer it, and the next day; but what remains until the third day shall be burned with fire.  (7)  ‘So if it is eaten at all on the third day, it is an offense; it will not be accepted.  (8)  ‘Everyone who eats it will bear his iniquity, for he has profaned the holy thing of the LORD; and that person shall be cut off from his people.

Love Your Neighbor as Yourself
(9)  ‘Now when you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap to the very corners of your field, nor shall you gather the gleanings of your harvest.  (10)  ‘Nor shall you glean your vineyard, nor shall you gather the fallen fruit of your vineyard; you shall leave them for the needy and for the stranger. I am the LORD your God.  (11)  ‘You shall not steal, nor deal falsely, nor lie to one another.  (12)  ‘You shall not swear falsely by My name, so as to profane the name of your God; I am the LORD.  (13)  ‘You shall not oppress your neighbor, nor rob him. The wages of a hired man are not to remain with you all night until morning.  (14)  ‘You shall not curse a deaf man, nor place a stumbling block before the blind, but you shall revere your God; I am the LORD.  (15)  ‘You shall do no injustice in judgment; you shall not be partial to the poor nor defer to the great, but you are to judge your neighbor fairly.  (16)  ‘You shall not go about as a slanderer among your people, and you are not to act against the life of your neighbor; I am the LORD.  (17)  ‘You shall not hate your fellow countryman in your heart; you may surely reprove your neighbor, but shall not incur sin because of him.  (18)  ‘You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the sons of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself; I am the LORD.

You Shall Keep My Statutes
(19)  ‘You are to keep My statutes. You shall not breed together two kinds of your cattle; you shall not sow your field with two kinds of seed, nor wear a garment upon you of two kinds of material mixed together.  (20)  ‘Now if a man lies carnally with a woman who is a slave acquired for another man, but who has in no way been redeemed nor given her freedom, there shall be punishment; they shall not, however, be put to death, because she was not free.  (21)  ‘He shall bring his guilt offering to the LORD to the doorway of the tent of meeting, a ram for a guilt offering.  (22)  ‘The priest shall also make atonement for him with the ram of the guilt offering before the LORD for his sin which he has committed, and the sin which he has committed will be forgiven him.  (23)  ‘When you enter the land and plant all kinds of trees for food, then you shall count their fruit as forbidden. Three years it shall be forbidden to you; it shall not be eaten.  (24)  ‘But in the fourth year all its fruit shall be holy, an offering of praise to the LORD.  (25)  ‘In the fifth year you are to eat of its fruit, that its yield may increase for you; I am the LORD your God.  (26)  ‘You shall not eat anything with the blood, nor practice divination or soothsaying.  (27)  ‘You shall not round off the side-growth of your heads nor harm the edges of your beard.  (28)  ‘You shall not make any cuts in your body for the dead nor make any tattoo marks on yourselves: I am the LORD.  (29)  ‘Do not profane your daughter by making her a harlot, so that the land will not fall to harlotry and the land become full of lewdness.  (30)  ‘You shall keep My sabbaths and revere My sanctuary; I am the LORD.  (31)  ‘Do not turn to mediums or spiritists; do not seek them out to be defiled by them. I am the LORD your God.  (32)  ‘You shall rise up before the grayheaded and honor the aged, and you shall revere your God; I am the LORD.  (33)  ‘When a stranger resides with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong.  (34)  ‘The stranger who resides with you shall be to you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt; I am the LORD your God.  (35)  ‘You shall do no wrong in judgment, in measurement of weight, or capacity.  (36)  ‘You shall have just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin; I am the LORD your God, who brought you out from the land of Egypt.  (37)  ‘You shall thus observe all My statutes and all My ordinances and do them; I am the LORD.'”
 
Punishment for Child Sacrifice
Lev 20:1-27  Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,  (2)  “You shall also say to the sons of Israel: ‘Any man from the sons of Israel or from the aliens sojourning in Israel who gives any of his offspring to Molech, shall surely be put to death; the people of the land shall stone him with stones.  (3)  ‘I will also set My face against that man and will cut him off from among his people, because he has given some of his offspring to Molech, so as to defile My sanctuary and to profane My holy name.  (4)  ‘If the people of the land, however, should ever disregard that man when he gives any of his offspring to Molech, so as not to put him to death,  (5)  then I Myself will set My face against that man and against his family, and I will cut off from among their people both him and all those who play the harlot after him, by playing the harlot after Molech.  (6)  ‘As for the person who turns to mediums and to spiritists, to play the harlot after them, I will also set My face against that person and will cut him off from among his people.  (7)  ‘You shall consecrate yourselves therefore and be holy, for I am the LORD your God.  (8)  ‘You shall keep My statutes and practice them; I am the LORD who sanctifies you.  (9)  ‘If there is anyone who curses his father or his mother, he shall surely be put to death; he has cursed his father or his mother, his bloodguiltiness is upon him.

Punishments for Sexual Immorality
(10)  ‘If there is a man who commits adultery with another man’s wife, one who commits adultery with his friend’s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.  (11)  ‘If there is a man who lies with his father’s wife, he has uncovered his father’s nakedness; both of them shall surely be put to death, their bloodguiltiness is upon them.  (12)  ‘If there is a man who lies with his daughter-in-law, both of them shall surely be put to death; they have committed incest, their bloodguiltiness is upon them.  (13)  ‘If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltiness is upon them.  (14)  ‘If there is a man who marries a woman and her mother, it is immorality; both he and they shall be burned with fire, so that there will be no immorality in your midst.  (15)  ‘If there is a man who lies with an animal, he shall surely be put to death; you shall also kill the animal.  (16)  ‘If there is a woman who approaches any animal to mate with it, you shall kill the woman and the animal; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltiness is upon them.  (17)  ‘If there is a man who takes his sister, his father’s daughter or his mother’s daughter, so that he sees her nakedness and she sees his nakedness, it is a disgrace; and they shall be cut off in the sight of the sons of their people. He has uncovered his sister’s nakedness; he bears his guilt.  (18)  ‘If there is a man who lies with a menstruous woman and uncovers her nakedness, he has laid bare her flow, and she has exposed the flow of her blood; thus both of them shall be cut off from among their people.  (19)  ‘You shall also not uncover the nakedness of your mother’s sister or of your father’s sister, for such a one has made naked his blood relative; they will bear their guilt.  (20)  ‘If there is a man who lies with his uncle’s wife he has uncovered his uncle’s nakedness; they will bear their sin. They will die childless.  (21)  ‘If there is a man who takes his brother’s wife, it is abhorrent; he has uncovered his brother’s nakedness. They will be childless.

You Shall Be Holy
(22)  ‘You are therefore to keep all My statutes and all My ordinances and do them, so that the land to which I am bringing you to live will not spew you out.  (23)  ‘Moreover, you shall not follow the customs of the nation which I will drive out before you, for they did all these things, and therefore I have abhorred them.  (24)  ‘Hence I have said to you, “You are to possess their land, and I Myself will give it to you to possess it, a land flowing with milk and honey.” I am the LORD your God, who has separated you from the peoples.  (25)  ‘You are therefore to make a distinction between the clean animal and the unclean, and between the unclean bird and the clean; and you shall not make yourselves detestable by animal or by bird or by anything that creeps on the ground, which I have separated for you as unclean.  (26)  ‘Thus you are to be holy to Me, for I the LORD am holy; and I have set you apart from the peoples to be Mine.  (27)  ‘Now a man or a woman who is a medium or a spiritist4 shall surely be put to death. They shall be stoned with stones, their bloodguiltiness is upon them.'”
 
Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard




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