Mission Impossible

TODAY’S DAILY READING: Leviticus 14-15 & Luke 8-9

Old Testament: Leviticus 14- Mission Impossible

Leviticus 14:1-2
“Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, ‘This shall be the law of the leper for the day of his cleansing: He shall be brought to the priest.’”

IMG_1495Moses was given detailed instructions regarding the offerings required for a person who was healed of leprosy. This passage of Scripture, though somewhat tedious, is remarkable when we consider the fact that leprosy was incurable
in the… Read More

Leviticus 15- New Nature

Leviticus 15:2
“Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘When any man has a discharge from his body, his discharge is unclean.'”

overcome.jpgAs we read the Scripture it is not difficult to see how things like theft, murder or extortion are considered sin and will result in a person being separated from God. When we come to a passage like this one and read that an illness or a women’s menstrual cycle resulted in a person becoming unclean it may seem a bit more difficult to understand. However the teaching of Scripture is very clear, we are not… Read More

New Testament: Luke 8- Mystery

Luke 8:10
“ To you it has been given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God…”

IMG_1497I love a good mystery; as a child I had a book titled “2 Minute Mysteries.” It was a book of short stories, in which a crime would be described and the reader was left to guess who the guilty party was. The trick was, the answer was hidden. There was always something… Read More

Luke 9- You Gonna Answer That?

Luke 9:1

“Then He called His twelve disciples. . . “

IMG_1502When the Lord calls us to serve Him, there seems to be a universal response. Our hearts cry out, “I can’t.” This was the same response of Moses, Saul and Gideon. We feel this way because the Lord always seems to call us to do what is beyond our capacities. A young woman with small children senses a call to teach in children’s church, or a retired couple hears the call to the mission field, or a young man has a burning in his heart to become a pastor, and the voice in our head cries out “I can’t.” I think there is something encouraging here as Jesus calls the twelve. He is sending them out to serve Him. They will encounter many with needs beyond their capabilities to handle. They will… Read More

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