Saul Sins By Trying to Help God

In today’s Bible reading*, Saul commits a serious sin as he attempts to help God. A few days ago we looked at the people’s demand for a king. Yesterday, we saw that God chose Saul. There’s nothing inherently wrong with what Saul did. He simply made a sacrifice. But Samuel had told Saul to wait…

Making Vows

Twice in today’s Bible reading* we see people making vows to God. The first is a judge named Jephthah. Although human sacrifice was strictly forbidden to God’s people he made a vow that if God would deliver the Ammonites to him, he promised to sacrifice the first person that went through the doorway when he…

Because God is Holy

Because God is holy, today’s Bible reading* begins the bloody sacrificial system. Before Aaron and his sons are ready to serve the Lord before the people, they must be clean. For them to be clean, three animals had to be slaughtered. Once their sacrifice has been made, they had to offer another sacrifice before beginning…

Concerning Sin Offerings

As I said yesterday, the Book of Leviticus deals with the activities of the Levites in their Tabernacle responsibilities. In today’s Bible reading*, Moses spells out how sin offerings are to be handled. One thing that glaringly stood out as I began today’s reading was that even if you did something that you didn’t know…

The Sacrifice of an Unblemished Male

With today’s Bible reading* we begin the book of Leviticus (from Greek “According to the Levites”) The work of the Levites (the Jewish Priesthood) is given in meticulous detail. Oftentimes when someone attempts to read through the Bible, they get to Leviticus and lose interest because of all of the details of the Jewish Sacrificial…