Daily Encouragement

February 25 – Who will be cut off?

February 25
Leviticus 16:29-18:30
Mark 7:24-8:10
Psalm 41:1-13
Proverbs 10:15-16

Leviticus 16:29, 31 – An interesting challenge to the workaholic culture – “afflict your souls” by doing “no work at all.”

Leviticus 18:6 – In contrast to our minimalist clothing culture, God expects us to respect others with specific instructions.

Leviticus 18:22 – God’s standards may not be popular, but you cannot say they are not clear.

Leviticus 18:29 – What sins lead to the phrase “shall be cut off”? Rejecting circumcision (rejecting identification with Israel) (Gen 17:14), Eating leavened bread during Passover (Exodus 12:15,19), Working on the Sabbath (Exodus 31:14), Eating the Lord’s portion of the sacrifice (Leviticus 7:20, 25), Defiled eating of the peace offering (Leviticus 7:21), Eating the blood (Leviticus 7:27), Offering sacrifices independently (Leviticus 17:4, 9, 14), Committing sexual sins (Leviticus 18:29), Profaning the sacrifice (Leviticus 19:8), incest (Leviticus 20:17), defiling the holy things (Leviticus 22:3), breaking Sabbath (Leviticus 23:29), skipping Passover (Numbers 9:13), and more.

Saint_James_the_Greater_Catholic_Church_(Concord,_North_Carolina)_-_stained_glass,_loaves_&_fishesMark 8:4 – The disciples saw Jesus feed 5,000 yesterday, but struggled to see how He could feed 4,000 today.

Psalm 41:4 – Those who confess their sin, and request mercy will see God answer (2 Chronicles 7:14, Psalm 25:16-18).

Proverbs 10:15 – Interesting the correlation to Proverbs 14:20.

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