This week we finish up our reading of Leviticus as we deal with the section on Holiness Code meant to govern not just the life of the priests but the whole of the people.
Then we turn our attention to the book of Numbers. Why is it called that? It's a reference to the two times of census, or the numbering of the people, that are recorded within this book. The first ten chapters of Numbers deal with the numbering of the people at Mount Sinai and also preparations for resuming their march through through the wilderness. Chapters 11-19 in this week's reading talk about the journey of the Israelites from Sinai to Moab, the sending out of the spies and the report they brought back, and the murmurings of the people at the hardships along the way and the subsequent exile into the wilderness for 40 years.
I want to encourage each of you to stay strong through these readings. Look for things that maybe you have not noticed before. Look for God and how his love is being poured out through these chapters. I am always amazed at the new insights that can come from the most familiar of places.
Here is the schedule:
|A view from atop Mount Sinai.|
Sunday, 31: Leviticus 7-10
Monday, 01: Leviticus 11-14
Tuesday, 02: Leviticus 15-18
Wednesday, 03: Leviticus 19-22
Thursday, 04: Leviticus 23-26
Friday, 05: Leviticus 27 - Numbers 3
Saturday: 06: Numbers 4-7
May God add His richest blessings to the reading, the hearing, the understanding and most importantly the living out of His holy word. Amen.