Daily Word Buddies – February 13 2015 – #DWB2015

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Today’s reading: Bible Gateway Old/New Testament 365 Reading Plan February 13 2015

Today’s Old Testament reflection: Leviticus 14

Cleansing From Defiling Skin Diseases – Leviticus 14:1-32 | recounts God’s regulations and instruction (details and preparations) for ceremonial cleansing of Defiling Skin Diseases {D.S.D.} – priest goes outside the camp to examine the diseased person – if they have been healed, the priest has 2 live (clean) birds, cedar wood, scarlet yarn, and hyssop brought to him. He sacrifices 1 bird of fresh water in a clay pot, take the live bird, cedar wood, scarlet yarn, and hyssop and dip it into the blood of the bird that was sacrificed. Sprinkle 7x’s on the DSD person and then the priest shall pronounce the person clean. Then the priest releases the live bird into the open field. The cleansed person must wash their clothes, shave off all their hair, and bathe with water – then they will be ceremonially clean. They can come back into the camp but must stay outside of their tent for 7 days – on the 7th day they must shave off all their hair (head, eyebrows, beard, and rest of hair), then wash their clothes, and bathe in water and they will be clean. On the 8th day they shall bring the guilt, wave, sin, burnt, and grain offerings to the priest so he can make an atonement before God on their behalf. What is brought for the sacrifice may vary depending upon what each person can afford.

Cleansing From Defiling Molds – Leviticus 14:33-57 | recounts God’s regulations and instruction (details and preparations) for cleansing defiling molds. God said to Moses and Aaron…”When you enter the land of Canaan, which I am giving you as your possession, and I put a spreading mold in a house in that land, the owner of the house must go and tell the priest…” {notice when God says ‘and I put a spreading mold’ I see this as a type of plague or curse. God previously told them to do as He commanded and then He would not bring plagues upon them. So, I wonder if this is similar??} If the owner finds a defiling mold in their home, they shall notify the priest. The priest orders the house to be emptied before he examines it. If the priest finds mold on the wall – greenish or reddish depressions – that appears deeper than surface of wall, he will close/seal up the house for 7 days. Then he will return and inspect the walls – if the mold has spread: he orders the contaminated stones to be torn out and thrown into an unclean place outside of the camp. Also, scrape inside of walls (dump into unclean place outside of camp) and replace with new stones, clay, and plaster. But if the defiling mold returns, the priest will inspect it again, if it indeed has spread, it is a persistent defiling mold – the house is unclean, tear it down: destroy it, discard all materials in an unclean place outside of camp. Anyone who goes in there while it’s closed up, is unclean till evening. Anyone who sleeps or eats there must wash their clothes. If the defiling mold doesn’t spread, pronounce it clean and purify the house – 2 live (clean) birds, cedar wood, scarlet yarn, and hyssop. The priest sacrifices 1 bird in fresh water in a clay pot, take the live bird, cedar wood, scarlet yarn, and hyssop and dip it into the blood of the bird that was sacrificed. Sprinkle 7x’s on the house and the priest shall pronounce them clean. Then release the live bird into the open field. The priest does this as an atonement for the house and it will be clean.

Today’s New Testament reflection: Matthew 26:51-75

Jesus Arrested – Matthew 26:51-56 | after they seized Jesus, one of his companions pulled his sword and cutt the ear off of the servant of the High priest. “Put your sword back in its place,” Jesus said to him, “for all who draw the sword will die by the sword. Do you think I cannot call on my Father, and He will at once put at my disposal more than twelve legions of angels? But how then would the Scriptures be fulfilled that say it must happen in this way?” {like duh! Come on dude, I’m God, everything is at My disposal!! Jesus has a way with Words!} Jesus turned to the crowd and said, “Am I leading a rebellion, that you have come out with swords and clubs to capture me? Every day I sat in the temple courts teaching, and you did not arrest me. But this has all taken place that the writings of the prophets might be fulfilled.” {they could have arrested Jesus at anytime but they chose to do it in secret} Then, just as Jesus said (during Passover dinner), all the disciples deserted him and fled.

Jesus Before the Sanhedrin – Matthew 26:57-67 | they took Jesus to Caiaphas (High priest) and the teachers of the Law and the elders had gathered to bring/hear charges against Him. Peter followed at a distance – he entered the courtyard and sat with the gaurds to see the outcome. Caiaphas looked for false evidence against Jesus to put Him to death. Though many false witnesses came forward, they couldn’t find any evidence. Then 2 more came in and said that Jesus said he could destroy the Temple of God and rebuild it in 3 days. Jesus wouldn’t answer their accusations.  The priests charged Him under oath to God to answer/speak, “…Tell us if you are the Messiah, the Son of God.” Jesus replied, “You have said so but I say to all of you: From now on you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.” {Yes, Jesus!} Caiaphas tore his clothes and said, “He has spoken blasphemy!… What do you think?” “He is worthy of death,” they teachers of the Law and the elders answered.Then they spit in Jesus’ face, punched, slapped, and mocked Him {oh, my Jesus,  my sweet, sweet Jesus}.

Peter Disowns Jesus – Matthew 26:69-75 | 1) a servant girl recognized Peter but he denied it. 2) another servant girl recognized Peter but he denied it again, this time with an oath. 3) some people standing near Peter also recognized him, again he denied it and this time he called down curses and swore to them he wasn’t the one they thought. Immediately the rooster crowed, Peter remembered Jesus’ Words and he went out from there and wept bitterly.

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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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I missed my 6PM CST submission goal…again….but it’s all good. I will praise Jesus that I got it done at all!!! Thank You Jesus!

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I hope you enjoyed day 44 🙂 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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6 comments on “Daily Word Buddies – February 13 2015 – #DWB2015
  1. The Old Testament verses you chose are quite interesting. I admit I tend to linger in the New Testament vs the Old. However I think we often overlook the deeper lessons that are there. Could the instructions in Leviticus be an analogy for ourselves even though these verses were practical instructions for real life?

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    • Lilka,

      I made it my business to never stop reading the Bible. I have turned my Bible reading into one continuous loop, a non-stop, never-ending revolving door. But each time I finish Revelation and have to start all over in the beginning again… oh the sting! I definitely enjoy the NT more than the OT and I am so thankful that God is constantly teaching/showing me news things in His Word – He makes it all worth it.

      I find it amazing when are able to draw comparisons and analogies from Biblical principles and stories. Every single Word in the Bible is such a treasure. I love the line in Leviticus 14:57 “…to determine when something is clean or unclean.” Yes, we are called to do so and I thank God for every Spiritual blessing (discernment, purification, sanctification) through Christ Jesus! Oh, Lord thank You!

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      • Working in healthcare I can’t help but see how those old “rules” of the Old Testament are practical and mirror “best practices” and “universal precautions” utilized in health care today. The answers to many of our questions are in that Old Testament many people kind of skip over. Sometimes we already have the answers we are searching for. B Blessed Jen!

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      • Yep, so true! The Bible should be our 1st option for knowledge, not a last resort. With all the instant search capabilities available to us, if we remember to go to His Word, these timeless Truths can be found faster and easier than ever.

        May you also be blessed by our mighty God Lilka!

        Jennifer

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  2. Catherine says:

    You’re amazing!!! Looks like I need to make room for some serious quiet time! Hope all is well with you and your family! Blessings!

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    • Thank you for that wonderful compliment, I needed to hear that! But hey, doesn’t everybody?! Do you want to know something? You’re amazing Catherine, simply AMAZING! Give yourself a great, big, HUG! 🙂

      The Lord is at work in us. He makes us amazing! He’s the One to accomplish all these things! I know for certain, I can not do this alone. The dedication and obedience needed to keep this up would completely deplete me. For this reason, we thank God for His continual grace and renewal through Christ Jesus! Glory to God!

      God bless you and yours!

      Jennifer

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