Bible Reading - Week 7
This week’s readings can make you want to give up trying to read through the Bible because they can seem irrelevant and difficult to comprehend. BE PATIENT AND PERSEVERE! Before you proceed, read Romans 15:4 and 2 Timothy 3:16 because they will give you all the motivation you need to keep reading. You should also read Hebrews 9:22.
VERSE OF THE WEEK
Exodus 32:32 Now if you would only forgive their sin. But if not, please erase me from the book you have written.
DAY 1 Exodus 29-32
- Pretend you are actually there watching Aaron and his sons being ordained as priests.
- Take special note of the significance of the burnt offering. Its significance is explained in 29:42-46.
- If your translation speaks of cubits, know that a cubit is roughly 18 inches.
- In chapter 30, how often is Aaron to perform the atonement ceremony for the altar?
- Do not overlook 30:9 because it will be enforced in Leviticus 10. Be on the alert for that.
- Who are Bezalel and Oholiab?
- What does Moses do to prevent the Lord from destroying Israel after they make the golden calf?
DAY 2 Exodus 33-36
- What happens in the tent of meeting?
- Take time to ponder how the Lord describes himself to Moses in 34:6-7 and 34:14.
- Notice the similarities between chapters 35-39 and chapters 25-30. The difference is that in 25-30 God tells Israel what to do, whereas in 35-39 they do it.
DAY 3 Exodus 37-40
- Take note especially of 39:32 and 39:42-43. Ask the Lord to give you a passion to do everything he commands.
- Try to imagine the excitement of setting up the tabernacle and then seeing the glory of the Lord filling it.
DAY 4 Leviticus 1-4
- Leviticus picks up where Exodus leaves off. Having set up the tabernacle so Israel can worship the Lord and offer sacrifices for sin, Leviticus explains the various types of sacrifices and the ways Israel must live to maintain a healthy relationship with the Lord.
- You will read today about four of five types of sacrifices Israel must offer. (You will read about the fifth tomorrow). Burnt and sin offerings cover people’s sins. Grain and peace offerings express gratitude to the Lord.
- As you read, recognize how the Lord makes allowances for the poor. Their sacrifices are not as expensive as those the wealthier must offer.
DAY 5 Leviticus 5-7
- The guilt offering is the fifth type, the third type dealing with sins. The burnt offerings cover general sins and express confession for them. The sin offerings cover unintentional sins that violate the Lord’s commands (4:1). The guilt offerings cover sins that harm a neighbor and require making restitution to the neighbor first before the offering is made (6:1-7).
- Note that chapters 6-7 give further instruction about the sacrifices, thereby underscoring their importance to Israel’s worship.
DAY 6 Leviticus 8-10
- Today’s reading is a true high and low. The high is the ordination of Aaron and his sons as priests. Try to visualize the whole experience. Look for how many days it takes to complete the ordination.
- Notice the promise the Lord makes in 9:4 and fulfills in 9:23-24. What does this indicate about the Lord?
- The low is the sudden death of Aaron’s sons, Nadab and Abihu. Recall Exodus 30:9. This proves the seriousness of God’s commands.