February 3, read through the Holy Bible in a year in Power-point, with comments.

The four chapters for today are Jesus healing ministry in Matthew, and God giving Moses some of the Law in three chapters of Exodus.

February 3: Matthew 8, Exodus 23, Exodus 24, Exodus 25 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Matthew 8 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 a roman. He healed many others, 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.

Exodus 23 continues with the writing down laws about justice and mercy, how you are to help even someone who hates you. God instituted the Sabbath laws; in six years you may harvest your fields, but the seventh year you will let it go fallow. In my childhood Sweden this seven year planting cycle was still practiced by many farmers, the seventh day rest was to be practiced by all and applied to work animals as well. Moses also defined the three annual feasts, the feast of unleavened bread, the feast of harvest and the feast of in-gathering. Finally God warned of worshiping other Gods.

In Exodus 24 God confirmed His covenant with the people, and Moses went up to Mount Sinai and stayed there 40 days and 40 nights, a long time for the people to be without a leader.

In Exodus 25 Moses told the people make an offering, and out of this offering was made three furnishings for the tabernacle, the ark, the table and the lampstand.

February 3, read through the Bible in a year.

Today there are four chapters.

February 3: Matthew 8, Exodus 23, Exodus 24, Exodus 25 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Matthew 8 tells of Jesus continuing his healing ministry. He heals a man with leprosy and a Roman centurion displays his faith in Jesus, so Jesus heals his servant because of faith. He heals many others, and the strange encounter with the demon possessed men from east of Lake Genesareth. Many want to follow him, but Jesus warns them off by telling the price of following him. It also recalls how Jesus calmed the storm.

Exodus 23 continues with laws about justice and mercy, how you are to help even someone who hates you. He institutes the Sabbath laws, that in six years you may harvest your fields, but the seventh year you will let it go fallow. in my childhood Sweden this was still practiced by many farmers. the seventh day rest was to be practiced by all and applied to work animals as well. Moses also defined the three annual feasts, the feast of unleavened bread, the feast of harvesting and the feast of ingathering. Finally God warns of worshiping other Gods.

In Exodus 24 God confirms His covenant with the people, and Moses goes up to Mount Sinai and stays there 40 days and 40 nights, a long time for the people to be without a leader.

In Exodus 25 Moses tells of the people make an offering, and out of this offering was made three furnishings for the tabernacle, the ark, the table and the lampstand.

Exodus25, offerings for the Tabernacle,the Ark, the Table, the Lampstand.

Exodus 25, offerings for the Tabernacle,the Ark, the Table, the Lampstand.

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A talent of pure gold at today’s rate  (Feb. 2020) is about 1.8 million dollars of pure gold.