Week 2.... Complete!
Wow.... this week was a lot more involved than week 1. I read from Leviticus 1.1 through Numbers and finished Deuteronomy.
There were so many commands God taught the Israelites throughout these books. I know I was confused! Here's a question... each time God commanded the Israelites to offer Burnt Offerings which could include over 10 assorted animals, was this 10+ animals per person or per family or per tribe? That is a lot of bloodshed to be a "pleasing aroma to the Lord." Also, why was a sin offering always a male goat?
I am very thankful that these commands and necessary offerings ended with the death, resurrection, and ascension of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!
I don't know about you, but I love it when scripture asks a question and then answers it for you. Check out Deut. 10.12-13:
"And now, O Israel, what does
the Lord your God ask of you(?)...
(but) to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways,
to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart
and with all your soul, and to observe the Lord's commands
and decrees that I (Moses) am giving you today
for your own good."
If you are reading through the Bible in 90 Days with me, how are you doing? Did you struggle this week as I did?