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Day 26 - Read Genesis 44-45

May 19, 2024 • Genesis 44—45

Joseph tested his brothers by setting them up to defend Benjamin. The brothers returned to Joseph and bowed before him. They asked Joseph to allow Benjamin to return to his father and take them as servants in his place. They feared their father Jacob would die if Benjamin did not return to him. Joseph sent everyone away except his brothers, and he told them who he was. Joseph told his brothers not to be upset at themselves because it was God’s will that he be taken to Egypt to preserve their lives. Joseph celebrated with his brothers, then sent them to get their father. Pharaoh promised them all they needed in the land of Egypt, and they were given the necessary supplies to travel to Canaan to get their father and return to Egypt.

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.

Day 52 - Read Leviticus 1-3

June 14, 2024 • Leviticus 1—3

Leviticus documents the law of the priests. The sacrifices described foreshadow the coming of Christ. Animal sacrifices were required to be without blemish. Burnt offerings were a pleasing aroma to the Lord when offered according to His instructions. God required grain offerings to be presented to Aaron’s sons, and a portion was burned as a memorial on the altar as a pleasing aroma to the Lord. The remaining grain was food for Aaron and his sons. Any baked offering was to be unleavened. Purity was a necessity in all sacrifices to the Lord.

Day 51 - Read Exodus 39-40

June 13, 2024 • Exodus 39—40

The priestly garments were made as directed by the Lord. The skilled workers were careful to complete all that God commanded. The tabernacle was constructed as the Lord commanded, and all pieces were put in place. A cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle. The people set out when the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle. They remained when the cloud was not taken up.