Bible Reading Plan (Day 92)

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DAY NINETY-TWO — Leviticus 6, Psalms 5-6

Lev 6

In this chapter we catch the tail end of the descriptions for guilt offerings.

We also see that the chapter and verse numbers must not be divinely inspired as for the second day in a row we’ve had a concept cut off in a chapter break. -_-

After describing what must be done with each offering, n0w the Lord describes what to do with anything that is left.

Verses 8-13 describe what to do with the remnants of the burnt offering.  The fire is to be always burning (a symbol of something else perhaps?). The ashes are to be disposed of in a clean place. They are not be just thrown into the dump.

Verses 14-23 are in relation to the grain offerings. Part of the offering is to be given to the Lord, the other part is to be used by Aaron and the priests throughout the generations as food. When a priest makes a grain offering it is to be totally burned and not eaten.

Verses 24-30 explain what to do with the sin offering.

The sin offering is most holy. A contrast to the most unholy act of sinning. Everything about the sin offering is holy down to the need to destroy any clay vessel and scour any bronze one that the meat from the offering was cooked in.

Here is something that strikes me and I think it is worthy of thought. The sin offering which is used to sprinkle blood into the Holy Place is NOT to be eaten. This seems to contradict the Roman Catholic view of transubstantiation. Jesus was a sin offering for us (as well as a guilt offering, paschal offering, etc.) and his blood was used to atone for sins. Being the very thing which the Holy Place stood for, and covered in blood, why would his flesh be eaten? Just a thought…. Please discuss.

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Psalms 5-6

In Psalm 5 David cries out for righteousness. David maintains his devotion and love to the Lord, but calls out the Lord in very vivid and biting terms against his enemies, not praying for their repentance, but their destruction.

Verse 6 makes clear how God feels about liars. *gulp*

Psalm 6 is one of the Penitential Psalms. In this one we hear David call out in repentance and faith to God. Note David’s fear of God’s wrath, but his simultaneous pleading for mercy. As the Psalm ends, we see David strengthened by knowing the Lord has heard his plea.

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Questions to Ponder:

*As I mentioned above, the sin offering, the eating of, etc.

*At what point do we change from prayers for our enemies to prayers against our enemies? Or do we ever?

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