Today's Reading: Leviticus 17
Please read Leviticus 17 and listen to what the Lord Jesus Christ would like to tell you before reading my Spiritual Journal below. If you would like to learn a simple and good way of Daily Devotion method please read my “Count Down 5” from this blog. You may click this link directly for the method:Subject Shifting Devotion.pdf. (You may begin with a song to praise the Lord and complete you devotion by singing another praise song.)
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Please click the links below to Leviticus 17:
Chinese: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Leviticus 17&version=CUV
NIV: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Leviticus 17&version=NIV
ESV: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Leviticus 17&version=ESV
Message: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Leviticus 17&version=MSG
"For the life of a creature is in the blood, and I have given it to you to make atonement for yourselves on the altar; it is the blood that makes atonement for one's life." Leviticus 17: 11
This chapter is not telling us that we can't eat medium-rare steak again.
Most commentators says the regulation of not eating blood is for Israelites to follow so they could learn to listen and obey. And it is especially important that not eating blood was a medical issue to protect people from various kinds of virus.
The main reason is that the Israelites sacrificed bulls, lambs, goats and pigeons for various kinds of offerings and to make atonement for one's life. That is why they could not eat blood but Christians nowadays do not need to follow those rituals. So, we can eat medium-rare steak but we still need to learn from their experience how important it is to listen and obey.
As I was about to finish this post, I clicked open an e-mail from Dr. Paul Hwang whose sharing I posted a few weeks ago. You can't believe that with a short encounter of just two hours in the plane from Calgary to Vancouver, God used me to lead Paul from regular devotion to daily devotion and then led Paul to lead a large group of young people in his church in Vancouver to start daily devotion! That's the blood of Christ! That's atonement! That's 'listen and obey'! That's grrrrr.......eat!!! Praise the Lord!!!
Please find Dr. Paul sharing as below:
Dear Silas: one day at a time, one person at a time—thanks be to God for our conversation that re-ignited my devotional life and you passion and patience to invest your time in people. It is a small world to have mutual friends like Eddie. Our English adult Christian education team had a breakfast meeting last week to re-dedicate ourselves to not be just teachers but as shepherds in discipling students but we can’t lead where we haven’t been ourselves—through daily intimate conversations with God. One day at a time with patience…Leviticus isn’t the easiest to plod through…May God bless you, your family and your congregation with much love and joy…and to have more lepers write back.
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank you for your blood to cleanse my sins. Lord, cover me with your blood that I can be in your protection by your blood. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.
Michelle's hair is growing day by day and she may not need to wear a hat in a few weeks time. Praise and thanks for your prayers!
My son, Ignatius, completed his three weeks mission in Ethiopia a few days ago.We are so joyful to welcome him home and know that he experienced God mightily in that three weeks. His one word of experience is "JOY"! Please click this link to read his wonderful sharing:http://21ethiopiandays.wordpress.com/
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Prayer items today:
Bishop: Rt. Rev. Silas Ng (Michelle)
Network Leader: Rev. Peter Klenner (Jenny)
Network Leadership Team: Rt. Rev. Silas Ng, Rev. Peter Klenner, Rev. Ed Hird (Janice),
Rev. Simon Neill (Jo), Rev. Ken Bell (Sonya)
Bishop's Chaplain: Rev. Ed Hird (Janice)
Clergy Formation Advisor: Rev. Ken Bell (Sonya)
Administrator: Mrs. Zenia Cheng (Clarence)
Pray for one AMiA bishop one day at a time
Pray for one AMiA bishop one day at a time
The Rt. Rev. Dr. Doc Loomis (Ellen)
Pray for one ACiC/AI church one day at a time
Mountain Valley Mission, Squamish
Rector/Senior Pastor: Rev. Barclay Mayo (Mary)
- Part 2: 60 days (September 29 to November 28, 2009)
- Part 1: 40 days (August 20 to September 28, 2009)
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