Holy Fire!

Read Leviticus 10
Focus on verse 1staccoto_lightning

I have thankfully never witnessed a person being struck by a lightning bolt. I have been closer than I like to be to places were lighting bolts has hit, and found it to be a rather awe inspiring experience, albeit a frightening one. In today’s reading the people of Israel and the priests in particular witness a horrifying event. Continue reading

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Holy Cow – Holy Fire!

Read Leviticus 9
Focus v. 24C0D3CBA4-F8DC-4B3A-B970-F907F2A916B0-2543-000005645AE70E5B

There are certain phenomena that I have witness in my lifetime that I find amazing. One that is soon to occur again here across America is a total solar eclipse, which is really cool if you know what is going on, and probably mind-numbingly frightening if you do not. As amazing as a total solar eclipse might be, it would pale in Continue reading

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Clergy Perks?

Read Leviticus 7
Focus on verse 7-109686746C-F1A6-4565-8409-F4BE7C88C4F2-13335-00002A9F09695469

I would not call church ministry the easiest path to follow through life. The hours are long, the work is emotionally taxing, and the people can at times seem unreasonable. I would add, however, that I will always value having had the opportunity to serve the people in the communities in which I was called to minister. Continue reading

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Restitution…

Read Leviticus 6
Focus on verse 4-5827abb99-1b3f-4490-a5dd-20f07a7b5481-2351-000008a39c401f4a_tmp

I have thankfully not had a lot of cause to become familiar with the legal system in our nation, and though I am grateful for the judges and lawyers who are genuine in their attempts to see to it that justice is served, I also understand that it is an imperfect system. It is an imperfect system because it is populated with imperfect Continue reading

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Guilt…

Read Leviticus 5
Focus on verse 17-18D67A1CF1-8A02-4F98-9ACC-5E230B2F7ACD-1243-000002C3E5374712

I don’t believe I have ever met anyone who would admit that they like to feel guilty. On the other hand, I have met plenty who have admitted that they often feel guilty. Of those some are likely feeling false guilt, while a many likely have legitimate reasons to feel guilty. From a strictly human perspective, we all have reason to feel Continue reading

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Oops, I did it again…

Read Leviticus 4
Focus on verse 26FAA22E0-7A04-4743-81DE-E5232DB02712-1126-0000027B41A26BAE

Back a few years, I recall a rather obnoxious pop song made popular by a young pop star named Britany Spears. The only line of the song that I remember being the words, “Oops, I did it again”. What I found unsettling about the message of this song was that it seemed to normalize repetitive sin. I suppose if it had anything positive about it, it might be that it was at least honest about how frequently we offend God Continue reading

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Trim that fat!

Read Leviticus 3
Focus v. 1660A216F-F4D1-4BA2-91E4-E36BB831E7CA-844-0000017C9B5B113A

I like to eat meat – beef, pork, chicken, fish, you name it, I probably will like it. There is also one type of meat that I admit is best with the fat left on it, particularly when it is fried real crispy. I believe in America we call this BACON! All the other types of meat, I typically trim most of the fat off either before or after cooking. Continue reading

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