Daily Devotional

Daybreak: Leviticus 9:1 through 10:20

November 29, 2020

“And Moses said, This is the thing which the Lord commanded that ye should do: and the glory of the Lord shall appear unto you.” (Leviticus 9:6)

Our daughter was learning to sew. She found a pattern for a nightshirt and some pretty, blue material, and she was excited as she envisioned the finished product. Things went along fine for a while — until she came to a part of the instructions she did...

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Daybreak: Leviticus 8:1-36

November 28, 2020

“So Aaron and his sons did all things which the Lord commanded by the hand of Moses.” (Leviticus 8:36)

It is not always easy to come up with concise, clear instructions! Have you ever been given directions to a place, only to find out that the information given you was faulty or incomplete? Have you tried to follow instructions on how to put together a piece of furniture you just purchased, only to find out...

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Daybreak: Leviticus 7:1-38

November 27, 2020

“This is the law of the burnt offering, of the meat offering, and of the sin offering, and of the trespass offering, and of the consecrations, and of the sacrifice of the peace offerings.” (Leviticus 7:37)

Computer programming is systematic and can be laborious. In a nutshell, it is a set of instructions to carry out a specific task. However, unlike human language, where the speaker voices a simple command and the...

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Daybreak: Leviticus 5:1 through 6:30

November 26, 2020

“Then it shall be, because he hath sinned, and is guilty, that he shall restore that which he took violently away, or the thing which he hath deceitfully gotten, or that which was delivered him to keep, or the lost thing which he found.” (Leviticus 6:4)

Restitution is a Biblical principle and as important in our time as it was when God expected it of the Children of Israel. Although it may be a trial...

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Daybreak: Leviticus 4:1-35

November 25, 2020

“When a ruler hath sinned, and done somewhat through ignorance against any of the commandments of the Lord his God concerning things which should not be done, and is guilty; Or if his sin, wherein he hath sinned, come to his knowledge; he shall bring his offering, a kid of the goats, a male without blemish.” (Leviticus 4:22-23)

It has been said, “Ignorance is bliss.” While that phrase is debatable, we can surmise what was...

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Daybreak: Leviticus 3:1-17

November 24, 2020

“It shall be a perpetual statute for your generations throughout all your dwellings, that ye eat neither fat nor blood.” (Leviticus 3:17)

Several years ago, as my mother’s family was together for their family reunion, my mother’s generation gathered in a large circle, and the younger people sat wherever there was a seat. As story after story came from this older generation, I sat and wept. One by one they rehearsed the...

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Daybreak: Leviticus 1:1 through 2:16

November 23, 2020

“No meat offering, which ye shall bring unto the Lord, shall be made with leaven: for ye shall burn no leaven, nor any honey, in any offering of the Lord made by fire.” (Leviticus 2:11)

Several years ago I worked for the headquarters of a large retail chain, where my department’s responsibility was vendor compliance. When vendors wanted to do business with our store, we would...

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In Everything . . .

November 22, 2020

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. – 1 Thessalonians 5:18

Lately, I have been having a bad time with pain in my ear and throat. Every time I swallow, it is really painful, and I have a fever as well. This has been going on now for over a month, and while the condition is not life-threatening, the symptoms are...

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Living on Top of Circumstances

November 21, 2020

Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. – Philippians 4:11

One of my all-time greatest Thanksgiving Day memories took place many years ago when I was a college student, living with my mother and young sister. The house was a mess, for we had just moved to a different home and had not had time to...

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Just Say Thanks

November 20, 2020

What shall I render unto the Lord for all his benefits toward me? I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the Lord. – Psalm 116:12-13

 A number of years ago, I worked with a young man named Curt. I remember clearly something he once said to me: “You don’t take compliments very well.”

He had previously offered to me a simple...

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