We Belong to God

READ : Numbers 1–3 One purpose of Genesis is to show us how God’s people arrived in Egypt. Exodus tells us the story of God’s people journeying from Egypt to Mount Sinai. Leviticus takes place at Mount Sinai, and Numbers tells the story from Mount Sinai to the borders of the Promised Land. The book is called “Numbers” because it begins with God commanding a census to be taken. The census was of men of fighting age, and they numbered …

If You Walk with God

Read Leviticus 26–27 This passage reflects a principle stated throughout Scripture, that God will respond to us depending on how we have responded to him. The word if is prominent. If we obey God, he will bless us. If we do not listen to him, he will chastise us. There is a danger that we take such passages and allow them to lead us to a work-righteousness religion. The New Testament reminds us that our best efforts fall so far …

If You Walk with God

READ : Leviticus 26–27 This passage reflects a principle stated throughout Scripture, that God will respond to us depending on how we have responded to him. The word if is prominent. If we obey God, he will bless us. If we do not listen to him, he will chastise us. There is a danger that we take such passages and allow them to lead us to a work-righteousness religion. The New Testament reminds us that our best efforts fall so …

All Belongs to God

Read Leviticus 24–25 This section mingles directions for worship with directions on how to treat people. The common thread is this: all belongs to God. God is holy, and his name must not be blasphemed. In the Old Testament the punishment for misuse of the name of God was death. Exodus 20:7 is still true: “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name …

All Belongs to God

READ : Leviticus 24–25 This section mingles directions for worship with directions on how to treat people. The common thread is this: all belongs to God. God is holy, and his name must not be blasphemed. In the Old Testament the punishment for misuse of the name of God was death. Exodus 20:7 is still true: “You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes his …