Day 25 - Read Genesis 42-43

May 18, 2024 • Genesis 42—43

Jacob sent his ten oldest sons to Egypt to buy grain. When they arrived, they bowed before Joseph, but did not recognize him. They asked to buy grain. Joseph required one brother to stay and the others to return with Benjamin. Benjamin was Joseph’s only full brother (sons of Jacob and Rachel). Joseph gave them grain, but had the money placed back in their bags to test them. When they returned home, their father feared sending them back with Benjamin, but he eventually agreed. When they returned to Egypt, Joseph sent them to his home where he had a meal prepared. They explained they found the money in their bags. Joseph comforted them and provided them with the meal. Benjamin received five times the food as his brothers.

Day 55 - Read Leviticus 8-9

June 17, 2024 • Leviticus 8—9

Moses followed God’s command to cleanse and dedicate Aaron and his sons as priests unto the Lord. The priests remained at the entrance of the tent for seven days to complete the ordination as commanded by God. On the eighth day, they prepared a sin offering, a burnt offering, a peace offering, and a grain offering to the Lord. The priests offered sacrifices on their behalf, then on behalf of the people. Fire came out from among the Lord and consumed the burnt offering and fat on the altar. The people shouted and fell on their faces.

Day 54 - Read Leviticus 6-7

June 16, 2024 • Leviticus 6—7

The law of the burnt offering, the grain offering, the sin offering, the guilt offering, the ordination offering, and the peace offering was given to Moses by God. Instructions for each of these offerings is specific and necessary for forgiveness in the OT Law. Earthly priests played a central role in the offerings and sacrifices of the people of Israel. These laws were given by God to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai.

Day 53 - Read Leviticus 4-5

June 15, 2024 • Leviticus 4—5

The Lord gave instructions for sin offerings. Sacrifices were offered for unintentional sins that became known to the guilty priest, leader, or entire assembly. The priest presented the sacrifice on the guilty party’s behalf. God provided additional instructions for guilt offerings. A person’s guilt was realized, he confessed, and then provided a payment for that sin as instructed by God.