Daily Word Buddies – February 9 2015 – #DWB2015

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Today’s reading: Bible Gateway Old/New Testament 365 Reading Plan February 9 2015

Today’s Old Testament reflection: Leviticus 6-7

The Guilt Offering {cont.} – Leviticus 6:1-7 | recounts God’s regulations and instruction (details and preparations) for the Guilt Offering – in most cases, the details are greater here than in previous sections. As well as certain types of sins against each other (your neighbor).

The Burnt Offering – Leviticus 6:8-13 | recounts God’s regulations and instructions (details and preparations) for the priests in regard to the Burnt Offering – in most cases, the details are greater here than in previous sections.

The Grain Offering – Leviticus 6:14-23 | recounts God’s regulations and instructions (details and preparations) for the priests in regard to the Grain Offering – in most cases, the details are greater here than in previous sections.

The Sin Offering – Leviticus 6:24-30 | recounts God’s regulations and instructions (details and preparations) for the priests in regard to the Sin Offering – in most cases, the details are greater here than in previous sections.

The Guilt Offering – Leviticus 7:1-10 | recounts God’s regulations and instructions (details and preparations) for the priests in regard to the Guilt Offering – in most cases, the details are greater here than in previous sections.

The Fellowship Offering – Leviticus 7:11-21 | recounts God’s regulations and instructions (details and preparations) for the priests in regard to the Fellowship Offering – in most cases, the details are greater here than in previous sections. Also noted here are the thankful offering and vow or freewill offerings.

Eating Fat and Blood Forbidden – Leviticus 7:22-27 | recounts God’s instructions for the Israelites in regard to eating restrictions – forbidden to eat animal fat or blood.

The Priests’ Share – Leviticus 7:28-38 | recounts God’s regulations and instructions (details and preparations) for the priests in regard to their portion of the offerings – thigh and breast is for all generations to come.

Today’s New Testament reflection: Matthew 25:1-30

The Parable of the Ten Virgins – Matthew 25:1-13 | {my NASB study Bible describes this next section – the Olivet Discourse – as some of the most important prophetic material in all of Scripture. And as such, I will leave most of the details of this reading intact}

Jesus tells them another parable saying, “At ‘that time’ (end time) the Kingdom of Heaven will be like ten virgins (5 wise and 5 foolish) who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. The foolish (unprepared) ones brought their lamps without any oil. The wise ones (prepared) took their lamps and jars of oil also. The bridegroom was delayed for a long time. The 10 became were tired (probably tired from waiting so long lol) and fell asleep. They were awakened at midnight with shouts from the people: ‘Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him! Then they all the woke up and trimmed their lamps (wicks). The foolish ones asked the wise ones to give them some of their oil because their lamps were running out. The wise ones said no because there won’t be enough to keep all of the lamps going. Instead, the wise told the foolish to go purchase some of their own. They did but as you can guess the bridegroom arrived just as they left. The wise ones who were ready, went in with him to the wedding banquet and the door was shut behind them. When the foolish ones finally (they’re late for a very important date!) arrived they banged on the door saying, “Lord, Lord, let us in!” But he replied, “Nope, sorry, your too late. I don’t know you!” Jesus adds another warning, “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.”

The Parable of the Bags of Gold – Matthew 25:14-30 | Jesus tells another parable of a master that was going on a long journey and entrusted his servants with his wealth. It further illustrates how one can be prepared!

He gave to each according to their ability:
Servant #1) 5 gold bags (talents)
Servant #2) 2 gold bags (talents)
Servant #3) 1 gold bag (talent)

{1 talent = about 20 years of a day laborer’s wage – that is a ton of money! Can you imagine your boss trusting you to invest (wisely) all his money while he’s off on a long vacation?!}

Servant #1) he immediately put the 5 gold bags (talents) to work and doubled his bosses money = 10 gold bags (talents) {business/investment minded}.

Servant #2) he did the same as the first guy and turned his 2 gold bags (talent) into 4 – doubled his bosses money also {business/investment minded}.

Servant #3) he did nothing, literally buried the 1 gold bag (talent) in the ground {Ok, so in his defense…if you’re not business or investment minded, this one does look like a safe, no risk option}.

After a long time their master came back to collect his money and settle his accounts.

Servant #1) brought him the 10 gold bags saying, “I put your 5 gold bags (talents) to work and doubled your money – here’s 10 gold bags (talents).”

The master replied, “Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!” {Yes!}

Servant #2) brought him the 4 gold bags saying, “I put your 2 gold bags (talents) to work and doubled your money – here’s 2 gold bags (talents).”

The master replied, “Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!” {Yes, Yes!}

Servant #3) brought him the 1 gold bag saying, “I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed. So, I was afraid and went out and hid your gold in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you.” {Oh, NO! He tried to make excuses but was just plain disrespectful!}

The master replied, “You wicked, lazy servant! So you knew that I harvest where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed? Well then, you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest.” {He’s all, “Oh, I’m sorry! I didn’t realize you are all knowing like God?! And um, hey, if u were all knowing you’d have known (at a minimum) to put my money in the bank to collect interest – epic fail!}

The master would then take the bag of gold from servant #3 and give it to servant #1 with 10 bags (now 11 bags – whoo hooo!) Then the master declares, “Whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance (servant #1). Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them (servant #3). Throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth (servant #3) {NO, thank you!}.

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Now, it’s your turn to get involved – your turn to take action! Are you ready?

                           《—-Start here—-》

A) What popped off the page at you? Share your reflections and insights from these passages in the comments below.
B) Share your reflections and insights from your own daily scripture study – include book, chapter, and verse.
D) Go public – make an announcement on social media using #DWB2015. This will be an easy way to find and connect with other participants – iron sharpens iron!

Please join in and encourage one another – sharing is caring!

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Ok, so at least this one is not a full day late but I still missed my 6PM CST submission goal by a few hours. Thank You Jesus anyway! I really am glad to just get it done…please Lord help me stay on track during the year ahead – no more double days! 🙂

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I hope you enjoyed day 40 🙂 I pray God spoke to you while you read this, I urge you to listen to whatever He put on your heart. I’d love to hear your thoughts and feedback. The goal and purpose of Bible study is for us to grow spiritually. I pray God gives us the wisdom to provide mutually beneficial thought-provoking, Christ-like inspiration.

God bless you all!

Jennifer – I Give God All The Glory

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I am a daughter of God, a servant of the Lord, a wife to a patient husband, and a mama of two forgiving boys. God has placed these three men in my life needfully so. I thank Him for them everyday. And like so many of the Lord’s children, I am a work-of-glory-in-progress. I am on a journey to reclaim and renew my life in Christ. It took me 34 years to learn that when nothing else works, God does!

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4 comments on “Daily Word Buddies – February 9 2015 – #DWB2015
  1. realchange4u says:

    More than anything to be a lamp or if you will light for others to see Jesus more clearly. Taking what he has given me and using this to reach those that need him and want him. Sharing the good news and God’s love for mankind.

    Much love Tom

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  2. tsizzles says:

    Thanks Jenny for this. I want to say that all I learned was the value of being honest with all your coworkers and your boss. If the task was not able to be fulfilled then a backup plan should be in place. Laziness, however, is not an excuse. The key thing is to work hard, then work smart.

    Signed:
    Tarisai

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