Welcome to the book of Leviticus! I’m thrilled we are going through this together, this book is going to be a team effort kind of project. Leviticus is no easy feat but it is definitely important. As I’ve said, this where the bible loses some people, myself included. But when I persevered, I felt so amazing after and I want to be here to help you do the same. So here we go, week 1!
This post is all about the first week of Leviticus. Here you will find our reading plan, memory verse, and a reflection of mine from the week. Watch the video so you have a preview of what will be going on this week, then read my APPLY. It focuses on accountability.
Monday, June 4 Chapter 1
Tuesday, June 5 Chapter 2
Wednesday, June 6 Chapter 3
Thursday, June 7 Chapter 4
Friday, June 8 Chapter 5
As I said in one of the preview videos, I like to have posters of the memory verse as well as note cards around my house and my car to help me with the memory work. You can download a FREE 8.5″ x 11″ poster and a 3″ x 5″ card by clicking the image below.
On Saturday, June 2 I will be going live in our private website to discuss our first week. During this time I will answer any questions you may have and discuss our readings. Join us at 8:30am CST.
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Ignorance is bliss…right? Apparently, it isn’t. We see this week that God holds people accountable for the sins they commit, even inadvertently. One of the greatest gifts a parent can give a child is to raise them in the way they should go. Unfortunately, not all parents take this responsibility to the extent God calls the Israelites to. If you have gone through the other studies, you may remember God’s blessings come through families as do his laws. Of course, following God’s laws, create space in one’s life for more blessings. This is a lesson a lot of modern parents need to know.
As some of you may have heard, I’m a convert. I was raised by, what my dad calls, hippies. He was all about my brother and I finding our own way in religion, he wanted us to explore our spirituality and discover the way we should go on our own. The problem with this methodology in child rearing is that we do it for NOTHING else. How many parents say, I’m just going to let my kid discover the frequency at which they should brush their teeth; I’m going to let my kid explore what foods are best to eat for dinner, cruciferous vegetables or cupcakes; I’m going to let my kid play in a busy street, so they can feel the freedom to make their own decisions. This is not effective parenting.
It is critical both to the salvation and maturation of young people, to provide them with the boundaries and code of ethics they can use to navigate their lives. Now, that doesn’t mean parents force their children into their particular theology. There comes a time in every person’s life when they have to do what I call, buying in. When a young person becomes a teenager, around the time of the Sacrament of Confirmation in America, the person should be given the space to explore and discover. But as they are learning new ideas, they have a strong biblical and moral foundation.
As I’m sure we can all agree, life is difficult. The evil one throws a lot at us on any given day, and if a child doesn’t know they can lean on the Holy Spirit when they are in need of wisdom and strength, they will falter. And this does have consequences for their souls, because God holds us accountable.
In case you missed the preview I posted last week, you can check it out here. It is a good introduction to the study to help get you started by putting you in the right mindset for the book of Leviticus.
In case you couldn’t tell, I’m enthusiastic about this study and I’m pleased to be doing it on the blog with this community. I am here for you if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. I pray your first week goes well, and I to see you in the private group on Saturday!
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