10/1/16 – Perpetual Fire

10/1/16 – Today’s Psalm 76 reassures believers that while the judgment of Yah is fearful for the wicked, it is deliverance for the humble. This is analogous to the sun — a fiery furnace at close hand, but life for us. Which side are we on? Do we know His voice? Psalm 51:4 says God’s judgment is justified and clear; man sins against Him only. In fact, anything we’ve done out of our own will is sin, rebellion against God. Leviticus 6:6 notes that the burnt offering is to be a perpetual fire, not to go out. Is our fire still burning?

9/17/16 – The gist of Leviticus 4

9/17/16 – The gist of Leviticus 4 for us is, “When you become aware of unintentional sin, deal with it!” Last week in the previous chapters we realized that the progression of offerings corresponds to the Gospel message:

  • guilt/sin offerings (compulsory)      ~ ‘teshuva’ – repentance
  • peace offerings  (voluntary)            ~ commitment to Yah’s ways, accepting Yeshua as Lord
  • fellowship offering (voluntary)       ~ between Yah and us, discipleship and spiritual growth

In His presence we’re family, as on Mount Sinai (Jebel ilLauz in Saudi Arabia). As we draw near to Him, the things we thought were so important fade. Now nothing remains but His blaze of Glory shining before our eyes!