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February 16th: Leviticus 19-20; Matthew 27:51-66
Today's Bible Reading: Lev 19-20; Matt 27:51-66
Supplemental Commentary: DA pgs 752 - 757
Journal Your Thoughts
What attributes of God’s character of love do you see in today’s reading?
He is holy. He wants me to offer Him sacrifical service of my own free will. He cares for the needs of the poor and the stranger. He is just and cares for the marginalized. He desires me to love my neighbor as myself. He forgives my sins and makes atonement for me. He loves the stranger and wants me to do the same. He is my deliverer. He sanctifies me and makes me holy.
Where do you see the theme of Jesus and Him Crucified in today’s reading?
All of the sacrifices pointed to Jesus who makes atonement for me and offers me forgiveness. The veil of the temple being torn from top to bottom, the earthquake, the dead bodies coming out and on Sunday appearing to many, the confession of the Centurion and the those with him that Jesus is the Son of God, all attest to the diviinity of Christ, the significants of His death and the authenticity of His resurection. Even the Roman guard placed around His tomb, on the Sabbath, only testifies to the certainty that He truly rose from the grave.
What is the Holy Spirit saying to you through today’s reading?
In light of the certainty of the death and resurrection of Jesus, which made atonement for your sins and your forgiveness possible, live holy, for I am the One who sanctifies you.
What verse(s) are speaking to you today? Meditate & Memorize.