Leviticus 9.7-10.20; Mark 4.26-5.20; Psalm 37.30-40; Proverbs 10.6-7
It’s an amazing feat, isn’t it. We take our seeds, plant them in the garden, sit around and wait, and then eventually … a plant grows. But here’s the thing. We do not actually make the seed grow. We plant it, which may get the process started, but have very little to do with it actually going from seed form to plant form. God’s kingdom? Just like this. Our job is to plant, not make the seed grow. We plant it and God will take care of the rest.
All of the laws we have read in Leviticus may seem a bit strange, but remember that the purpose of the laws was to purify God’s people. What sort of things do we do today to receive purification before God?
How do you think you would have reacted if you had been in the boat in the midst of the storm and Jesus just slept?
How have you taught people the difference between right and wrong?
The writer of Proverbs says we have happy memories of the godly, but the name of the wicked rots away. In what ways do we react in the opposite way: We forget about the godly but dwell on the wicked and their actions?