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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Bible in 90 Days in Review- Days 8-14


Finished up the second week of Bible in 90 Days.. WOW!

How did your reading go?
Did you give yourself time each day to read, or did you get behind?

To make this commitment for 90 days we need to make some time sacrifices. For me, I have limited my time on the internet each day. Reading the Bible each day takes approximately 45 minutes to an hour depending on your speed of reading. By now 2 weeks in, you should have some sort of routine down implementing your Bible reading into your daily life..

If not, there is still time to find a pattern for you. Don't give up!! You can do this! If you ever get behind, just add a few minutes each day until you are caught up. If you get too far behind you may need to take one day and chisel out some time to get caught up.. God wants you to read His word. He wants this relationship with you.. You can do this!!!

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Haven't started reading yet? No problem... You can start right now by going to the GETTING STARTED Link below... If you have already started your Bible in 90 Days journey I would love to have you join me. You can find your place and follow along right where you are at the following links:

GETTING STARTED
Days 1-7 Review


It's never too late to start reading.. Today could be your day...

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This week's reading was in the books Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy


In Leviticus we learned about the five offerings God desires from his people. He goes in great detail on how each one should be done. The Burnt Offering, The Grain Offering, The Fellowship Offering, The Sin Offering and the Guilt Offering. The first 7 Chapters of the Book of Leviticus is devoted to these offerings.

He then goes about describing what is clean and unclean according to food, how to be clean physically and what is clean and unclean as far as your material possessions.  God goes to great lengths to help us understand how important it is to be clean in His eyes in every facet of our lives.

In Leviticus 17 he discusses the importance of not eating the blood of any animal. In verse 11 it says "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."

The importance of the blood of these animals during this time was to wash away our sin's. Without Jesus Christ's blood these animals were the only way to be forgiven by God for our sin's.. Very powerful verse for me this week to read.

Leviticus is a book of laws and rules so we continue to learn about what is unlawful according to sexual relations as well as what our punishments are for our sins to redeeming what is the Lord's.

We also read the book of Numbers.  Starting out by God asking for a census of all the Israelites clans and families. He then arranged the tribal camps and giving each tribe their appointed jobs. The bulk of this book is about the Tabernacle and how it should be built, who should build what and then goes into the actual building of it including who will be appointed priests.

Since the people rebel to the Lord in Chapter 14, the Lord refuses to let this generation go into the promise land which gives them 40 years in the wilderness wondering until this generation passes.

In Chapter 14, verse 30 it says "Not one of you will enter the land I swore with uplifted hand to make your home, except Caleb son of Jephunneh and Joshua son of Nun." It then goes on to say in verse 34-35 "For forty years- one year for each of the forty days you explored the land- you will suffer for your sins and know what it is like to have me against you. I, the Lord, have spoken, and I will surely do these things to this whole wicked community, which has banded together against me. They will meet their end in this wilderness; here they will die."


Since Moses was unable to go to the Promised Land because when the people rebelled at the waters in the Desert of Zin, both Moses and Aaron disobeyed God.  After Aaron already passed, Moses was to give Joshua, son of Nun his authority over the whole Israelite community before Moses was gathered to his people and Joshua was to bring the Israelites into the Promised Land. 

Deuteronomy was a great book to read. It took all that we've read in Numbers and Leviticus and gave us an overview, like a story read from a first person account and made everything we've read solidify in my mind and easier to understand.

God speaks many times in this book about the importance of obeying Him and not straying. Either by worshiping other gods or personal items. My favorite scripture in the book of Deuteronomy was in Chapter 4 verses 7-9,

"What other nations is so great as to have their gods near them the way the Lord our God is near us whenever we pray to him? And what other nation is so great as to have such righteous decrees and laws as this body of laws I am setting before you today? Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them."

God was telling us the importance of the Israelites sharing their personal accounts of God with them along the journey to the Promised Land. As each generation dies and those that have spoken to God directly are no longer living, then how powerful sin can take over the world as we see today since those still living and not knowing the power of God and what He did for His people!

I will finish this week's wrap up with this verse in Deuteronomy Chapter 6 verses 4-9,

"The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates."

This scripture is not only for those Israelites.. This scripture still holds true today.. Sometimes I feel more than ever before how important it is to share the Word of God to everyone. Our world is corrupt and is turning away from God at an alarming rate.. We need to really hear what God is saying in this scripture and take action as Christian's....

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What a great second week of reading. A lot to take in and understand..

Answer some or all these questions to help you along the way. Comment below or join in on my Facebook page HERE where I post daily information regarding the Bible in 90 Days reading...

  •  Are you reading the Bible instead of other things in your life or in addition to other things?
  •  If you're struggling with your reading, are there activities that you can replace with Bible reading rather than reading in addition to your current activities? What activities could you eliminate?
  • In Leviticus there are five main sacrifices, can you name them?
  • What happens to Aaron's sons in Leviticus 10:1-2? What does this tell us about how God expects us to interact with Him?
  • We see in Deuteronomy that Moses dies after seeing the Promise Land but doesn't have the opportunity to actually go to it. Do you think this is unfair/fair? From God's perspective, how might it be considered just?

For Week 3 we will be finishing up Deuteronomy and also reading Joshua, Judges, Ruth, and 1 Samuel..

This Week's Reading:

Day 15: September 15:  Deuteronomy 23:12- Deuteronomy 34:12
Day 16: September 16:  Joshua 1:1- Joshua 14:15
Day 17: September 17:  Joshua 15:1- Judges 3:27
Day 18: September 18:  Judges 3:28- Judges 15:12
Day 19: September 19:  Judges 15:13- 1 Samuel 2:29
Day 20: September 20:  1 Samuel 2:30- 1 Samuel 15:36
Day 21: September 21:  1 Samuel 16:1- 1 Samuel 28:19

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