Leviticus: Chapter 23 (lesson)
~~~~~ Lesson: Leviticus: Chapter 23
I think it is really important for our understanding of the New Testament to see the foundation for the behavior of everyone of the time. And that foundation can be found in the Old Testament.
Of all the sacred days, feasts, and celebrations, the first that God talks about it the Sabbath. How many of us, traveling across country, would actually stop for one whole day on our journey for the Sabbath? (Be honest…I admit that my answer is ‘no’.)
What do you think has changed in life that the ancient Israelites traveling through great hardship would observe the Sabbath and, often, we don't today?
There are seven feasts listed in the reading section.
Question: Please go pick one....do some research on the internet, or in your bible, or in other religious books. Come back and state two facts about that feast that you did not know before.
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Oh creator of the universe, who has set the stars in the heavens and causes the sun to rise and set, shed the light of your wisdom into the darkness of my mind. Fill my thoughts with a loving knowledge of you, that I may bring you like to others. Just as you can make even babies speak your truth, instruct my tongue and guide my pen to convey the wonderful glory of the Gospel. Make my intellect sharp, my memory clear, and my words eloquent, so that I may faithfully interpret the mysteries what you have revealed.
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3. I will not fall into negative behavior or words, such as insinuations, exaggerations, blames, or personal attacks. I respectfully ask you to do the same.
4. I will pray we will all find the truth and strive to fulfill the two greatest commandments: "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these." (Mark 12:30-31)
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