Leviticus 16.29-18.30; Mark 7.24-8.10; Psalm 41.1-13; Proverbs 10.15-16
You begin to understand the sacrifice of Jesus more when you read in Leviticus (of all places!) God say: “It is the blood, given in exchange for a life, that makes purification possible.” (16.11, NLT) How does this fact help change your perception about why Jesus had to give his blood for you? How does this change the value you place on this sacrifice, a life given for you?
Both in Egypt (the land the people of Israel were leaving) and in Canaan (the land where the people were going), God’s people are told not to imitate the lifestyle of those who lived in those lands. What would God tell us about living in the world we now live, if he were re-writing this passage for us?
Why could Jesus not keep it a secret where he was staying, even when he tried?
How have you shown kindness to the poor and what joys have you discovered as a result of this action?
How do your earnings as a godly person enhance your life?