Bible Reading Plan (Day 106)

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DAY ONE HUNDRED SIX — Leviticus 21, Psalms 26, 27

Lev 21

Here are more laws for the priests: Death laws, marriage laws, and more laws for anyone from the priestly lineage. The death laws would be that of the priests to be able to make themselves unclean towards the death of a relative but not other people. They also are not to, “…Make bald patches on their heads, nor shave off the edges of their beards, nor make any cuts on their body.” They were not to profane the name of God in any way because they themselves were the ones that gave the offerings, the bread and so on. Therefore they had to be holy for they served a Holy God. And if a daughter of the priest were to be a whore, then she would be on fire! Like literally, be burned to death.

To the main priest, the one who wore the garments and on whom the anointing oil has been poured out to, he was not to let his hair loose, neither tear his clothes. That priest was not to make himself unclean by the death of someone, nor go out of the sanctuary, lest he profanes the LORD. The priest’s wife had to be of his people and a virgin, not a prostitute, divorced, widowed or defiled.

It was also not allowed for any priest’s offspring who had a defect to approach the sanctuary to give bread, because they had defects.

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Psalms 26-27

Psalm 26: This Psalm of David is not a prideful one to be seen as one. Rather it is David’s delight to give God the glory in all he does. He trusts in the LORD even without a “wavering.” When I read wavering I had to look at it a second time. Does David mean that he doesn’t need an offering (made with human hands) to trust in the LORD for his salvation? Or is it something else?

Psalm 27: I think Mr. Mr. David makes it clear that the hope and the joy that he has in Him, is far greater than the fear of man, death, or wars. We should be like David when he says, “Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD.” And our hearts should cry out even more to Christ our only hope, “‘Your face, Lord, do I seek.'”

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