Leviticus 8-11

Welcome! Josh and Lindsey here. We are going through the Bible together and invite you to join us! Our posts are short. Our purpose is simple. Our invite is open. Share with us what you gained from these chapters. May God’s Word fulfill its purpose in all of us as we seek Him first each day. Together.

Josh: Leviticus 10:3 “So Moses said to Aaron, ‘This is what the Lord meant when He said: I will show My holiness to those who are near Me, and I will reveal My glory before all the people.’ But Aaron remained silent.”

Two of Aaron’s sons were destroyed by the Lord because they brought unauthorized fire before him.  In verse three the Lord says “I will show my Holiness to those who are near me.”  As Christians, we represent God’s holiness to the world. Sometimes God has to discipline us to show his Holiness.  But like Aaron, I would rather show God’s holiness to the world by following in wholehearted obedience.

Lindsey: Leviticus 11:47a “in order to distinguish between the unclean and the clean”  He is a God of order. He has a standard that does not change and sent a Savior who makes a way for all of us who fall short.

What stood out to you from Leviticus chapters 8-11?

Leviticus 5-7

Welcome! Josh and Lindsey here. We are going through the Bible together and invite you to join us! Our posts are short. Our purpose is simple. Our invite is open. Share with us what you gained from these chapters. May God’s Word fulfill its purpose in all of us as we seek Him first each day. Together.

Josh: Leviticus 5:4 “Or if someone swears rashly to do what is good or evil—concerning anything a person may speak rashly in an oath—without being aware of it, but later recognizes it, he incurs guilt in such an instance.” I don’t have any inclinations to do rash oaths of evil, but I never realized that rash oaths to do good are equally as dangerous.

Lindsey: Leviticus 5:7a “but if he cannot afford a lamb, then he shall bring to the Lord as his compensation for the sin that he has committed two turtledoves or two pigeons.” God has always made a way for everyone.

What stood out to you from Leviticus chapters 5-7?

Leviticus 1-4

Welcome! Josh and Lindsey here. We are going through the Bible together and invite you to join us! Our posts are short. Our purpose is simple. Our invite is open. Share with us what you gained from these chapters. May God’s Word fulfill its purpose in all of us as we seek Him first each day. Together.

Joshua: Leviticus 1:4 “He is to lay his hand on the head of the burnt offering so it can be accepted on his behalf to make atonement for him.” The laying of the hands on the head represents transfer of sin onto the animal. What a wonderful old testament foreshadow of what Christ would do for us. Isaiah 53:6 “We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.”

Lindsey: Leviticus 1:17b “It is a burnt offering, a fire offering of a pleasing aroma to the Lord.” The only difference between a pleasing and a displeasing aroma is obedience.  Lord, let me do things your way so that the aroma is pleasing to you. I do not desire the stench accompanied with doing things my own way.

What did you glean from Leviticus chapters 1-4?

Exodus 38-40

Welcome! Josh and Lindsey here. We are going through the Bible together and invite you to join us! Our posts are short. Our purpose is simple. Our invite is open. Share with us what you gained from these chapters. May God’s Word fulfill its purpose in all of us as we seek Him first each day. Together.

Josh: Exodus 39:43 “Moses inspected all the work they had accomplished. They had done just as the Lord commanded. Then Moses blessed them.” Whenever we do what the Lord has commanded there is always blessing.

Lindsey: Exodus 40:38 “For the cloud of the Lord was over the tabernacle by day, and there was a fire inside the cloud by night, visible to the entire house of Israel throughout all the stages of their journey.” The instructions for the tabernacle were numerous and precise, but the final product was magnificent. Everyone could see God’s presence throughout all the stages of their journey. No matter what stage of the journey you find yourself, don’t lose sight of His presence.

What stood out to you from Exodus chapters 38-40?

Exodus 35-37

Welcome! Josh and Lindsey here. We are going through the Bible together and invite you to join us! Our posts are short. Our purpose is simple. Our invite is open. Share with us what you gained from these chapters. May God’s Word fulfill its purpose in all of us as we seek Him first each day. Together.

Josh: Exodus 36:6-7 “After Moses gave an order, they sent a proclamation throughout the camp: “Let no man or woman make anything else as an offering for the sanctuary.” So the people stopped. The materials were sufficient for them to do all the work. There was more than enough.” That. Is. Awesome. 

Lindsey: Exodus 37:17 “Then he made the lampstand out of pure hammered gold. He made it all of one piece: its base and shaft, its ornamental cups, and its calyxes and petals.” As I listened, I wondered, what is it about having something made of several different pieces that would make it undesirable?  Answer: It’s weaker when compared to the elements made all of one piece. May I be single-minded. May I be the same material throughout. May that material be obedience.

What stood out to you from Exodus chapters 35-37?

Exodus 31-34

Welcome! Josh and Lindsey here. We are going through the Bible together and invite you to join us! Our posts are short. Our purpose is simple. Our invite is open. Share with us what you gained from these chapters. May God’s Word fulfill its purpose in all of us as we seek Him first each day. Together.

Josh: Exodus 31:6b “I have placed wisdom within every skilled craftsman in order to make all that I have commanded you.” Whenever God gives us a task or a command he also gives us everything we need to carry it out.

Lindsey: Exodus 32:25 “Moses saw that the people were out of control, for Aaron had let them get out of control, resulting in weakness before their enemies.” This verse reminds me of another. Proverbs 25:28 “A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls.” (ESV) Am I in control of myself or have I let myself go and opened myself up for attack?

What stood out to you from Exodus chapters 31-34?

 

Exodus 28-30

Welcome! Josh and Lindsey here. We are going through the Bible together and invite you to join us! Our posts are short. Our purpose is simple. Our invite is open. Share with us what you gained from these chapters. May God’s Word fulfill its purpose in all of us as we seek Him first each day. Together.

Josh: Exodus 29:10-11 “You are to bring the bull to the front of the tent of meeting, and Aaron and his sons must lay their hands on the bull’s head.  Slaughter the bull before the Lord at the entrance to the tent of meeting.”  Such a wonderful picture of what Jesus did for us; allowing us to lay our hands and our sin on him.  What great love he has displayed.

Lindsey: Exodus 28:2  “Make holy garments for your brother Aaron, for glory and beauty.”  Because glory and beauty are legitimate reasons.

Exodus 24-27

Welcome! Josh and Lindsey here. We are going through the Bible together and invite you to join us! Our posts are short. Our purpose is simple. Our invite is open. Share with us what you gained from these chapters. May God’s Word fulfill its purpose in all of us as we seek Him first each day. Together.

Josh: Exodus 26:6 “Also make 50 gold clasps and join the curtains together with the clasps, so that the tabernacle may be a single unit.” The tabernacle was made with the sole purpose of God meeting with his people.  Two things are emphasized here: detail and unity.  What must that say about God for now choosing to live within us?  Within the church?

Lindsey: Exodus 25:40 “Be careful to make them according to the pattern you have been shown on the mountain.” 1) God’s shown us a pattern to live by. 2) We are expected to live it out with care.

What did you glean from Exodus chapters 24-27?

Exodus 21-23

Welcome! Josh and Lindsey here. We are going through the Bible together and invite you to join us! Our posts are short. Our purpose is simple. Our invite is open. Share with us what you gained from these chapters. May God’s Word fulfill its purpose in all of us as we seek Him first each day. Together.

Josh: Exodus 23:12 “Do your work for six days but rest on the seventh day so that your ox and your donkey may rest, and the son of your female slave as well as the foreign resident may be refreshed.” I have always heard to take a sabbath for yourself, to remember all that the Lord has done. I have never noticed that taking a sabbath also refreshes all those around you.

Lindsey: Exodus 21:21 “However, if the slave can stand up after a day or two, the owner should not be punished because he is his owner’s property.” Truly, these paragraphs were hard to read. I have to focus on the second part of this verse, “because he is his owner’s property.” Some of the laws of God or ways of God will not be easy for us to understand, but the question of who we belong to must never be in doubt. Possession is of the utmost importance. Knowing we belong to our Heavenly Father is first. We trust his laws because it’s a condition of belonging to him.

What stood out to you from Exodus chapters 21-23?

Exodus 17-20

Welcome! Josh and Lindsey here. We are going through the Bible together and invite you to join us! Our posts are short. Our purpose is simple. Our invite is open. Share with us what you gained from these chapters. May God’s Word fulfill its purpose in all of us as we seek Him first each day. Together.

Josh: Exodus 17:7 “He named the place Massah and Meribah because the Israelites complained, and because they tested the Lord, saying, ‘Is the Lord among us or not?'” The Israelites questioned whether or not God was with them because their immediate needs were not being met.

Lindsey: Exodus 20:24b “I will come to you and bless you in every place where I cause My name to be remembered.” The blessing is in the very place His name is, and He is the one who causes His name to be there!

What stood out to you from Exodus chapters 17-20?