Feb 27, 2016
Let’s open to LEVITICUS 13.
Yesterday in Lev. 11-12, we learned the animals considered clean and edible, and those that were considered unclean and detestable. Then we heard about the sacrifices for purification after a woman gives birth.
We turn to PSALM 16.
E.C. Olsen says that the Old Testament is like a sundial. “It is not difficult to read the hour marks on a sundial. Anybody can read them and at any time, but one can only tell time when the sun shines upon the sundial. Thus, while the Bible is the Word of God and can be read by all at any time, only the man who has received the Lord Jesus Christ is able to tell divine time by the Bible. It is only as the “Son” shines upon the pages of Scripture, particularly the Old Testament, that we are able to understand, to see and to appreciate that Christ is to be found on every page of Scripture.” With the Son shining on it, we see that this is a Messianic psalm.
7 I praise [You//the] Lord, because [You guide//he guides] me, and in the night my conscience warns me.
8 I am always aware of [your presence, Lord//the Lord's presence]; [You are//he is] near, and nothing can shake me.
We turn for the first time to LUKE 11.
Yesterday in 10b, Jesus agreed with a law expert in the most important commandments, but taught the man the meaning of who is one's neighbor. And Jesus visited Martha and Mary.
2 Jesus said to them, “When you pray, say this: ‘Father: May your holy name be honored;
may [You come here to earth to reign as king.//your Kingdom come.]
21-22 “Satan can be illustrated as a strong home owner who— fully armed, always guards his house. He trusts in his weapons to keep all his possessions safe, and to defeat the One who opposes him— which is Me. But I'm stronger than he is! When I attack him, I will certainly defeat him, take all of his weapons, carry away his possessions and distribute them according to My will. (PET)