February 18 – More than just a regional sensation

February 18
Leviticus 6:1-7:27
Mark 3:7-30
Psalm 37:1-11
Proverbs 10:3-4

Leviticus 6:1 – As we tour throughout the legal code of Israel, we are entering Contract Law. If someone makes an agreement, but then reneges on it, it is a sin against his fellow man, but also against the LORD (see Leviticus 6:6). Sin affects man and God.

Leviticus 7:26 – This command about not consuming blood is found in Genesis 9:4, Leviticus 3:17, Leviticus 17:10-12, 14, 19:26, Deuteronomy 12:16, 23, 25; 15:23, Ezekiel 33:25, Acts 15:20, 29, 21:25… so by the time Jesus says in John 6:53-56 that we are to drink His blood, the people are confused.

Source: Grace Communion / https://www.gci.org/bible/mark3a

Mark 3:7 – Yesterday, Jesus just performed a miracle in the synagogue, but today He withdraws to the lake.  Yet he has crowds from many many miles around.

Psalm 37:4 – The Herbster Trio song Delight Yourself in the Lord is based on this verse.


Proverbs 10:4 – While the Bible talks much about care for the poor, it also teaches that becoming rich is a blessing for the diligent. Especially because it gives the ability to give (Ephesians 4:28).

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