February 13, read through the Bible in a year.

Today there are four chapters.

February 13: Matthew 18, Leviticus 10, Leviticus 11, Leviticus 12 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Matthew 18. To the question “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” Jesus called a little child. Then he expands the question and elaborates on the subject of sin. This chapter also contains the parable of the lost sheep, which leads naturally into the subject of reconciliation and church discipline. Jesus also promises that “where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them”. And then comes the parable of the unmerciful servant.

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

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

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

Matthew 18, the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven, the lost sheep, church discipline, the unmerciful servant.

Matthew 18

Ten thousand talents is about equal to 33 tons of gold or 1.3 billion dollars.

One hundred denarii is about one hundred days of work at minimum pay.