February 21: Read through the Holy Bible in a year.

Matthew 11:20-30. Jesus despaired of the current generation, but promised: “Come to me…. my yoke is easy and my burden is light”.

Leviticus 25 defines the Sabbath year, a year of rest for the land,  and the year of the jubilee, the year when property is restored, rights redeemed, and slaves are set free. (As far as I know the year of the jubilee was never implemented)

Leviticus 26 tells of blessing for obedience and punishment for disobedience.

Leviticus 27 deals with redeeming people and property and what is to be dedicated to God.

February 20: Read through the Holy Bible in a year.

In Matthew 11:1-19 the followers of John asked if Jesus is the Messiah. Jesus answered back that John is Elijah, sent to prepare the way.

Leviticus 22 completes the regulations for the priests and lists acceptable and unacceptable offerings.

Leviticus 23 describes the feasts of the LORD, the Sabbath, the Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the Feast of Firstfruits, the Feast of Weeks, the Feast of Trumpets, the Day of Atonement and the Feast of Tabernacles.

Leviticus 24 describes how to care for the Tabernacle Lamps and the Tabernacle Bread. Then it defines the Penalty for Blasphemy, and the Penalty for intentional injuries: “An eye for an eye.” is a direct quote from the Law, and so is “tooth for tooth”.

February 19: Read through the Holy Bible in a year.

In Matthew 10 Jesus named his 12 disciples and sent them out to preach “the Kingdom of Heaven is near” They did the same miracles as Jesus and did also meet resistance. Jesus promised there will be opposition and division because of the message. A most interesting chapter.

 Leviticus 19 is a continuation of moral and ceremonial laws, one of the lesser known is that tattoos are forbidden, and

Leviticus 20 outlines the penalties for breaking the law. They are many and severe.

Leviticus 21 begins listing the regulations for priests.

February 18: Read through the Holy Bible in a year.

Matthew 9:18-38. Jesus healed a woman with a bleeding issue, brought back a girl to life and healed the blind and mute. Then he looked at all the people, seeing they were sheep without a shepherd and said “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few”.

Leviticus 16 is the apex of Leviticus and tells of all the things Aaron must do on the day of Atonement to atone for his own sins and for the sins of the people during the year that was past. It also explains “the scapegoat”.

Leviticus 17 deals with the sanctity of blood and why eating of blood is forbidden in the Mosaic Law.

Leviticus 18 defines the laws of sexual morality, and especially to stay away from Molech,  a Pagan god who enticed the people through sexual orgies, made them pass through the fire and offer child sacrifices (the result of those sexual orgies.)

February 17: Read through the Holy Bible in a year.

Matthew 9:1-17.  Jesus continued his healing ministry, he healed a paralytic, but the real story is; Jesus forgave him his sins, a blasphemy unless Jesus is who he said he is. Then he called Matthew the tax collector and explained why his disciples did not fast while Jesus was with them.

Leviticus 14 deals with leprosy and mildew and what to do with both. Things like that are complicated.

Leviticus 15 deals with bodily discharges. (Hang in there, next chapter deals with the Atonement.

 

February 16: Read through the Holy Bible in a year.

Matthew 8:18-34 tells of Jesus continuing his healing ministry. . He healed many , including the strange encounter with the demon possessed men from east of Lake Genesareth. Many wanted to follow him, but Jesus warned them off by telling the price of following him. It also tells of how Jesus calmed the storm.

Leviticus 11 deals with clean (kosher) and unclean food and clean and unclean animals. (Locusts and grasshoppers are o.k.)

Leviticus 12 is a short chapter and deals with purification after childbirth.

Leviticus 13 deals with leprosy and mildew and what to do with both. Things like that are complicated

February 15: Read through the Holy Bible in a year.

Matthew 8:1-17 tells of Jesus continuing his healing ministry. He healed a man with leprosy and a Roman centurion displayed his faith in Jesus, so Jesus healed his servant because of the great faith of the roman. He healed many that same to him.

Leviticus 8 goes into some length on how  the ordination of Aaron and his sons was performed.

In Leviticus 9 the priestly ministry begins.

In Leviticus 10 two of Aaron’s sons were killed by fire for violating the command of God. But Aaron’s uncle had two sons and together with two other sons of Aaron they became the new priests and the rest of the chapter deals with how they should behave.

February 14: Read through the Holy Bible in a year.

Matthew 7:21-29 We are coming to the end of the sermon on the mount. It grows to a crescendo with people claiming to have done good deeds, proclaim prophesies and perform miracles in Jesus’ name. And Jesus answered them: “I never knew you”. I took the liberty to add my own discovery of the meaning of these verses. The chapter ends with the parable of the foolish and the wise builders.

Leviticus 5 completes the description of the sin offering and continues with the guilt offering.

Leviticus 6 tells of the restitution necessary in the burnt offering, the grain offering and the sin offering,

And  Leviticus 7 defines the guilt offering and the peace(fellowship) offering. It furthermore forbids the people to eat fat or blood. In a fellowship offering the priest must get his share, and the share is specified.

February 13: Read through the Holy Bible in a year.

Matthew 7:1-20 is a continuation of the sermon on the mount. Jesus was admonishing us not to be judgmental but to look to our own faults before condemning others. And don’t waste your time by casting pearls before swine. Ask, seek, knock is another theme. and so is doing to others what you would have them do to you. This sums up the Law and the Prophets. Enter through the narrow gate. A tree is known by its fruit.

Leviticus 1 tells of how the burnt offering shall be performed.

Leviticus 2 specifies the grain offering.

Leviticus 3 deals with the peace or fellowship offering, and

Leviticus 4 defines the sin offering.

 

February 21, read through the Holy Bible in a year in Power-point, with comments.

Today’s reading in the gospel of Matthew deals with the events the two days before Jesus was crucified. In addition we read the last chapter of Leviticus.

February 21: Matthew 26Leviticus 27 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Matthew 26 is enormous. It begins with the plot against Jesus, continuing with his anointing at Bethany, then Judas agreeing to betray Jesus for thirty pieces of silver, continuing with the Lord’s supper being initiated, Jesus predicting who is going to betray him, moving on to the Mount of Olives, where Jesus prayed in the garden of Gethsemane, where he prayed “Not my will, but yours be done,”after which he predicted Peter’s denial.  Jesus prayed three times and then came the betrayal and arrest of Jesus and he wss taken to the Sanhedrin to be interrogated. The chapter ends with Peter’s denial.

Leviticus 27 deals with redeeming people and property and what is to be dedicated to God.