Summarize what you read in one paragraph:
In these passages the Lord is explaining to moses a standard to live by. In chapter 24 it discusses being the light, communing with God, and on the adverse side betraying Gods commandments and taking sinful humanistic action in the world. It also talks over the sabbath and how to live by this as a standard. Fine details are explained on how to carry out Gods word during the Sabbath so there wasn’t a question of how it was a matter of follow through. When the people lived by this standard God blessed them and when they were disobedient he punished them. The book ends by explaining in detail how to make vows.
What is one key verse?
Leviticus 25- 35-37 “If your brother becomes poor and cannot maintain himself with you, you shall support him as though he were a stranger and a sojourner, and he shall live with you. Take no interest from him or profit, but fear your God that your brother may live beside you. You shall not lend him your money at interest, nor give him your food for profit.”
How does what you read change your vision of God?
Reading this and thinking about how long ago it was written shows me that God knows us to the fiber of our being. He knows how he created us and the traps we fall subject to. He knows we need very detailed descriptions of how to live. God also knows that our sinful nature is constantly pulling us and we need to know that there are consequences and blessings in everything we do.
How does what you read change your vision of yourself or others?
I need to give more selflessly and consistently to those in my life. I find that I am good at giving to people in spurts but to maintain this for a lifelong standard will require me to rely on the Lord and surrender more.
How will you Go With God because of this reading? (What is an action step?)
I am going to be conscience about my heart with those closest to me and try to not just count on them always being there and taking them for granted but to treat them as a gift in my life that God has given me.
Where did you see Jesus in these chapters? (What made you think about Jesus?)
Jesus was the ultimate light and he never burns out. We have access to that same light through him and he didn’t compromise Gods standards to please people. While it may not be understood to those around us why we live the way we do Jesus set the ultimate example of living for God and the entire world was changed because of it.