How would you like to read through God's Love Letter—His Word, the Bible, with a group of like-minded, Christian girlfriends? We're doing that over in the private, Sweeter Than Honey, Facebook group. Did you know you don't have to start a Bible reading plan on January 1? You can begin today! This simple plan, and an accountability partner, will help you succeed. Who will be your accountability partner? Share this post with them and invite them to the private Facebook group.
Sweeter Than Honey is patterned after this Bible Reading Itinerary. On Tuesdays, here at the blog, I would love it if you and I could take a trip through God's Word and Sweeter Than Honey, together! I would also encourage you to Join us over in the private, Sweeter Than Honey, Facebook group, introduce yourself, meet new friends, and share your thoughts there as well. We're waiting for you!
Leviticus 4-6: He Makes a Way
Today, in Leviticus 4, we read about the laws for sin offerings. The chapter tells us about sin offerings for individuals, priests, the whole congregation, leaders, and common people. Much of the time, these people were commanded to bring either a bull, “…he shall offer for the sin that he has committed a bull from the herd without blemish to the Lord for a sin offering” (4:3), or a goat, “he shall bring as his offering a goat, a male without blemish…” (4:23). Not everyone had the means to do that though.
However, when it comes down to the common people, the people like you and me, I love that the Lord includes them as well. He knows they don’t have the means of some of the other people in the congregation; but they are still accepted. There is a way made for them to come to the Lord as well.
“If anyone of the common people sins unintentionally in doing any one of the things that by the Lord's commandments ought not to be done, and realizes his guilt or the sin which he has committed is made known to him, he shall bring for his offering a goat, a female without blemish….
“a female from the flock, a lamb or a goat, for a sin offering. And the priest shall make atonement for him for his sin.
God makes a way for each of us to be able to come to Him. He is not a respecter of persons.
Don’t misunderstand me. There is only one way for us to come to Him, and that way is “by grace… through faith” in Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:8-9). That’s the Good News of the Gospel. However, each of us has that opportunity no matter our financial standing in the community, the color of our skin, our nationality, or the sinfulness of our heart. God has made a way!
Once we have come to Him “by grace through faith,” it is then our responsibility to share that Good News of the Gospel with others so that they too will have that opportunity. He makes a way!
He made a way for me through my third-grade teacher. She led me to the Lord on a city park bench during recess. How did He make a way for you?
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Let's be intentional about focusing on God’s Word and the truths found there. Let's let it inspire us to live out our faith each day in a way that causes those we come in contact with to want what we have found. God sees you. He knows you by name, He knows the number of hairs on your head, and He cares about every detail of your daily existence. He wrote you a Love Letter. Let’s dive in!
2/8/2022 09:03:03 am
I was just chatting with a friend this morning who shared what a blessing your reading plan has been! Thank you for being a blessing!
2/8/2022 09:22:00 am
Awww... that is so encouraging, Michele! Thank you for sharing!! :)
2/8/2022 09:15:05 am
I love that God appreciates our circumstances right where we are. His grace is such a personalized gift!
2/8/2022 09:23:26 am
It is, Lisa, and His mercies are new EVERY morning—custom made—just what we need for that day! So thankful!!
2/8/2022 09:37:49 am
Yes, He does, Donna! He still makes a ways for us to come boldly to Him, and then He reminds us, "I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5b
2/8/2022 09:47:06 am
He made a way for me after my parents divorced and we moved to a new and humongous city. God miraculously provided the way for me to go to a Christian school, and then I started attending the church associated with the school. I had been in church off and on and heard the gospel off and on, but this was when it finally gelled for me. Thankfully, this church not only preached the gospel, but emphasized being in God's Word daily. I am so thankful for that good grounding, for God's grace, for His bringing me to Himself, for His Word, and for His presence with me every day.
2/8/2022 09:56:51 am
That is such a beautiful testimony, Barbara! God makes a way!! :)
2/8/2022 11:12:07 am
It is, Calvonia! He makes a way! It's just like God!!
2/9/2022 07:59:23 pm
I'm so thankful, Maryleigh, for all the people God has brought into my life to mentor me and build me up spiritually encouraging me to become more like Christ and less like me. Such a blessing!!
2/9/2022 03:09:45 pm
He is so very good and kind to us in this.
2/9/2022 07:59:55 pm
He is, Lauren! So very good!!
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