Daily Word Buddies – February 11 2015 – #DWB2015

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Today’s reading: Bible Gateway Old/New Testament 365 Reading Plan February 11 2015

Today’s Old Testament reflection: Leviticus 11-12

Clean and Unclean Food – Leviticus 11 | recounts God’s regulations and instruction (details and preparations) to the Israelites for clean and unclean food: of all the animals that live on land you may only eat those with a divided hoof that chew the cud. Do not eat those that have one or the other like the camel, hyrax, rabbit, and pig. Of all those that live in the water you may only eat those with fins and scales. Of all the birds do not eat the eagle, vulture, black vulture, red kite, any kind of black kite, any kind of raven, horned owl, screech owl, gull, any kind of hawk, little owl, cormorant, great owl, white owl, desert owl, osprey, stork, any kind of heron, hoopoe, and the bat (do not eat). Of all the flying insects that walk on all 4’s you may only eat those with jointed legs for hopping on the ground – you can eat any kind of locust, katydid, cricket, and grasshopper. If you touch an unclean food/animal or a  carcass you will be unclean until morning.

Purification After Childbirth – Leviticus 12 | recounts God’s regulations and instruction (details and preparations) to the Israelites for purification after childbirth: a woman who has a male child will be unclean for 7 days (like her menstrual cycle). On the 8th day the male child will be circumcised, his mother must wait 33 days to be purified from her bleeding – must not touch anything sacred or go into the sanctuary until the days of her purification are over. If the women gives birth to a female, she is unclean for 2 weeks and must wait 66 days to be purified from her bleeding. When these days are done, the mother should bring a 1 year-old lamb for a burnt offering and a young pigeon for a sin offering as an atonement for her and she will be clean.

Today’s New Testament reflection: Matthew 26:1-25

The Plot Against Jesus – Matthew 26:1-5 | when Passover was 2 days away, Jesus reminded the disciples that He will be handed over and crucified. During this time, the chief priests and elders schemed to secretly arrest Jesus. They were trying to avoid rioting, especially during Passover, as the Romans (Pilate) could shut down their Passover Festival.

Jesus Anointed at Bethany – Matthew 26:6-13 | While Jesus was at the home of Simon the Leper (most likely a man Jesus healed) a woman came and poured a very expensive jar of perfume on His head. The disciples couldn’t believe it, “What a waste! We could’ve sold that for a big price (about a year’s wages) and given the money to the poor!” Jesus shut them down by saying, “Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful thing to me. The poor you will always have with you (Deuteronomy 15:11), but you will not always have me. When she poured this perfume on my body, she did it to prepare me for burial. Truly I tell you, wherever this gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her.” {Indeed! See we learn of her now some 2,000 years later! Praise God! I love the words of Jesus, I mean, I really really, really love His Words – they are always perfect, like Him!}

Judas Agrees to Betray Jesus – Matthew 26:14-16 |The chief priests made a deal with Judas Iscariot – he will hand Jesus over to them (betray Him) for 30 pieces of silver.

The Last Supper – Matthew 26:17-25 | on the 1st day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread, Jesus sent the disciples to make preparations for Passover (Jesus had already made all the arrangements). At evening, while they ate Jesus announced that one of them would betray Him. They were very sad and then one after another, each disciple said to Jesus, “Surely, you don’t mean me, Lord?” Jesus replied, “The one who has dipped his hand into the bowl with me will betray me. The Son of Man will go just as it is written about him. But woe to that man who betrays the Son of Man! It would be better for him if he had not been born.” Then Judas, the one who would betray him, said, “Surely you don’t mean me, Rabbi?” {duh? Like you didn’t know! What’s the matter Judas, guilty much?} Jesus replied, “You have said so.” {… to be cont.}

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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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Another post late by a day. Yes, I certainly missed my 6PM CST submission goal. Oh, Lord help me stay on top of this. Carve out my time each day to allow me the necessary time to draw near to you and study your Word. Thank You Jesus!

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I hope you enjoyed day 42 🙂 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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