Today’s reading is Leviticus 21-22.

How amazing is our High Priest? The priests of old had numerous things to keep in mind so they could do their jobs. Right out of the starting gate in Leviticus 21, if they went near a dead person, even at a close relative’s funeral, they were unclean and couldn’t perform their duties. But Jesus, our High Priest, when He touched the dead, He did not become unclean. Rather the dead became clean, and not only that they became alive. Further, when Jesus Himself became dead, did it make Him unclean and keep Him from His work? Absolutely not. Rather, He burst forth from the grave clean, alive, and more qualified to be our High Priest than ever. Praise the Lord!

Today’s reading is Leviticus 23-24.

A Word for Our Kids

Hey kids, “And you shall not profane my holy name, that I may be sanctified among the people of Israel. I am the Lord who sanctifies you, who brought you out of the land of Egypt to be your God: I am the Lord.” God sanctified the people, they were to sanctify Him. Sanctified means to set apart as holy. The application was not to profane God’s name. There is a really bad habit in our culture to profane God’s name, that is, to take it in vain. Folks holler out God’s name in shock, fear, surprise, anger, exclamation and numerous ways that have nothing to do with honoring God. Avoid that, not simply because God has some arbitrary rule about how to speak His name, but because our God lifts us up, honors us, sanctifies us, saves us. How can we do anything other than honor, glorify, magnify, and praise Him? It just isn’t right to treat in vain the God who has done so much for us. Honor God.

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