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Leviticus 23

Read Leviticus 23
1. What do you learn about the Sabbath from this chapter?
2. What do you learn about the feasts of Passover and Unleavened Bread from this chapter?

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Eastern Gate – Jerusalem

3. What do you learn about the feast of Firstfruits from this chapter?
4. What do you learn about the Feast of Weeks from this chapter?
5. What do you learn about the Feast of Trumpets from this chapter?
6. What do you learn about the Feast of Tabernacles from this chapter?

The Secret Place

 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
 I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.” Psalm 91:1-2

When you are attacked or betrayed by someone close to you, the world can feel very unsafe. The Psalmist faced such things as I do and you may.

He speaks of the “secret place of the Most High” which reminds me that God keeps me near Him–in a place only He and I know of–a place outside of time and space–a place of relationship. I am with Him. He will never leave or forsake me.

The psalmist uses the name “Most High” and I am reminded that no one is stronger or more powerful than my God. He is the greatest ally because He is all-powerful. He has no rival–no equal.

When he says, “shall abide,” I hear the promise of God that I will always live with Him–nothing can separate us.

The “shadow of the Almighty” speaks of protection. The sun can be relentless in Israel. A shadow is a place of escape from the heat, a cool pocket of relief from the elements and the danger of exposure.

God is my refuge–a place to hide from my trouble, to retreat from the world that wants too much and offers too little.

God is my fortress–I love that image. God is a huge castle behind the wall of which I am safe and protected from my enemies.

See also Philippians 4:4-9; Psalm 34:17-19

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Leviticus 22

Read Leviticus 22
1. What limitations/prohibitions does God give in this chapter regarding the offerings?
2. What do you learn about Jesus’ offering from these verses?
□ Ephesians 5:2
□ Hebrews 10:10

 

Repentance

So repent [change your inner self—your old way of thinking, regret past sins] and return [to God—seek His purpose for your life], so that your sins may be wiped away [blotted out, completely erased], so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord [restoring you like a cool wind on a hot day].

–Acts 3:19 Amplified Bible (AMP)

When I repent, I am turning from my sin–I am changing direction and going in exactly in the opposite direction. Repentance is a complete reversal–a u-turn.

In the turning from the sin, I am turning to something–to someone–to Jesus.

I am able to turn at any time to Jesus because He is always near.

When I turn, I run like a child to His open arms and He scoops me up.

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Leviticus 21

Read Leviticus 21
1. What rules does God give for the priests in this chapter?

2. What things would disqualify a man from being a priest?

3. What do you learn from these verses about Jesus as our High Priest?
□ Hebrews 4:14
□ Hebrews 8:1

4. If Jesus is our High Priest, why isn’t he from the tribe of Levi like Aaron and his sons?

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Leviticus 20

Read Leviticus 20
1. Describe the penalty for the person who consults mediums/spirits.

2. Why would God prohibit this?

3. Describe the penalty for the person who curses his father or mother.

4. Copy Exodus 20:12. Mediate on this. Record your thoughts and impressions.

5.  Describe the penalty for the person who mates with an animal.

6. Why would God prohibit this?

7. What application can you make to your own life from this chapter?

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Leviticus 19

Read Leviticus 19
1. Which of the 10 commandments are repeated in this chapter?

2. What does God say about the trees they would plant for food when they came into the land? What prohibitions does he make?

3. What is prohibited in Leviticus 19:28?

4. What is required in Leviticus 19:23?

5. What is required in Leviticus 19:33-34? Why?

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