Divine Expectation Management

BFB220702 Death of Korah Dathan & Abiram
Korah, Dathan and Abiram and their families are swallowed up by the earth, Gilliam van der Gouwen, after Gerard Hoet, 1728, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

Life is an endless series of negotiations. Children and parents negotiate their relationships and boundaries, business partners negotiate contracts, social organizations negotiate bylaws, and nations negotiate treaties. It’s really a matter of reaching agreement about what each party contributes and what each will receive. We know by experience the problems that arise when one or both parties fail to live up to their obligations, but what happens if one of those parties is our Creator?

Numbers 16:1-18:32; 1 Samuel 11:14-12:22; Jeremiah 7:21-25; John 6:67-69; Hebrews 11:23-29

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Music: “Trust & Believe,” Exodus Road Band, Hard Rain, Exodus Road Band 2018. This song and others by Exodus Road Band are available at https://www.exodusroadband.com/

A Kingdom of Priests

BFB220319 Holman - Consecration of Aaron and His Sons
Consecration of Aaron and His Sons. Illustration from the 1890 Holman Bible, via Wikimedia Commons.

Our contemporary concept of priesthood probably hasn’t changed much since the dawn of civilization. It seems that we humans are quite happy to outsource our interaction wit the Creator to those who seem more inclined to stand before Him on our behalf. That is, at best, a temporary solution seeing that our Creator has always desired to connect with each of us directly. With that in mind, maybe we should give some thought to what He means when He says He has called us into His Kingdom of Priests.

Leviticus 6:8-8:36, 10:8-10; Psalm 110:4; Jeremiah 7:21-8:3, 9:23-24; Ezekiel 22:25-27, 44:23; Hebrews 6:13-7:28; 1 Peter 2:1-11

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Music: “Higher Ground,” Promise Keepers, Turn the Tide 2001, Maranatha, 2002.

Weekly Bible Reading for March 13-19: Tzav (Command) & Purim

This coming week, March 13-19 (10-16 Adar 5782), the Bible reading plan covers the portion Tzav (Command) and Purim.

13 Mar Leviticus 6:8-18 2 Chronicles 31:1-32:23 John 5:1-23 Proverbs 16:29-33
14 Mar Leviticus 6:19-7:10 2 Chronicles 32:24-33:25 John 5:24-47 Psalm 74:1-11
15 Mar Leviticus 7:11-38 2 Chronicles 34:1-35:19 John 6:1-24 Psalm 74:12-23
16 Mar Leviticus 8:1-13 2 Chronicles 35:20-36:23 John 6:25-51 Proverbs 17:1-7
17 Mar Leviticus 8:14-21 Esther 1:1-10:3 John 6:52-71 Proverbs 17:8-14
18 Mar Leviticus 8:22-29 Ezra 1:1-2:39 John 7:1-24 Proverbs 17:15-21
19 Mar Leviticus 8:30-36 Jeremiah 7:21-8:3, 9:22-23 John 7:25-53 Proverbs 17:22-28

The complete annual Bible reading plan for 2021-22 (Hebrew year 5782) is available at this link:

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