Today's Reading: Leviticus 11
Please read Leviticus 11 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 11:
Chinese: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Leviticus 11&version=CUV
NIV: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Leviticus 11&version=NIV
ESV: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Leviticus 11&version=ESV
Message: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Leviticus 11&version=MSG
"I am the Lord who brought you out of Egypt to be your God; Therefore be holy, because I am holy. These are the regulations concerning animals, birds, every living thing that moves in the water and every creature that moves about on the ground. You must distinguish between the unclean and the clean, between living creatures that may be eaten and those that may not be eaten."
Leviticus 11: 45-47
Here are two examples to help you understand all those regulations which the Lord commanded to the Israelites:
1. The Dean of a Medical School addressed all the medical students, "Welcome everybody! In the coming few years you are going to learn lots of skills of what to do and what not to do. It's not easy to be here and it's not easy to learn all that. If you don't learn well, someone would die because of you."
2. The Staff Sergent said to some new Marine, "You come here to be trained as the best. I tell you what to do and not to do. You need to learn hard and learn to obey because if you don't, many Marines will die because of you."
Well, Nadab and Abihu died because God didn't want more people to die because of disobedience. God has been trying all his best to teach us to listen and obey so that we can be holy for He is holy. We do not know what is holy unless we know what He wants us to do.
Do we need to follow all those regulations in Leviticus? God said that those regulations were to the Israelites so according to quite a number of commentators we do not need to follow strictly everything there. That's why Christians can eat pigs now and some other things. On the other hand, there are lots of animals that scientists found out thousands of years later why human beings cannot eat them.
It is impossible to be holy, to distinguish what is unclean and clean, what to eat and not to eat unless we learn God's Word and we have a personal relationship with God. Only God can help us to know what is holy and how to become holy. We cannot! Do not step into the trap of the Israelites to 'take the Law to be God' and kick out Jesus! We desperately need Jesus! Jesus is Lord!
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thanks you for bringing me out of Egypt to experience "Exodus". Help me to know it deep down from my heart that I can never be holy unless you help me daily. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.
Praise the Lord that yesterday our whole family of four started a five day holiday to Seattle and Portland. Michelle is so joyful that she received the doctor's approval to have a holiday!
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. Alexander Maury (Sandy) Greene (Gigi)
Pray for one ACiC/AI church one day at a time
Victoria Church Plant, the Table
Church Planter: Rev. Josh Wilton (Katie)
Church Planter: Rev. Andy Withrow (Katie)
- Part 2: 60 days (September 29 to November 28, 2009)
- Part 1: 40 days (August 20 to September 28, 2009)
Happy Birthday Silas! Praying that you are having the most Joyeous day in the Lord with your family and friends on your holiday.ReplyDelete
With much love,
Sam & Pat Bau