February 26

Today’s Reading: Leviticus 23, 24, 25

Highlights – Much of this concerns the yearly Jewish religious calendar. The main feasts were Passover (in the 1st month), Pentecost (50 days later) and The feast of Trumpets, Day of Atonement, and Feast of Tabernacles (in the 7th month).  In chapter 24 are details about the bread and oil for the Tabernacle and the case of a man who blasphemed God and cursed. Chapter 25 tells about the Sabbath year and the fascinating Year of Jubilee.

God required not only a Sabbath day each week but every seventh year a Sabbath year – a whole year of not working the land. This raised an interesting question, which the law anticipated (in 25:20): what would they eat in the 7th and 8th years? What was God’s answer? How might this be an example to us?



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8 Responses to February 26

  1. Ed

    I have really enjoyed this forum of Bible Study and learned so much

    • Mary K

      I have, too, Ed. The daily discussion questions keep the topic on my mind throughout the day, and that has been very good for me. I have also learned from what others have posted. It is refreshing to read different perspectives.

  2. Mary K

    God would provide enough food in the 6th year to feed them in the 7th and the 8th…very similar to His providing extra manna on the 6th day to take the Israelites through the Sabbath. We are assured God will take care of us. This characteristic of God is repeated by Jesus in Matthew 6:28-34. Because of this assurance we can use our energy considering the needs of others rather than worrying about whether we will have enough for ourselves.

  3. Cheryl L

    I always like what MaryK says. She’s so well spoken.

    We shouln’t worry about what we have. We all have been beyond our needs.

  4. Cheryl L

    I mean, we all have been BLESSED beyond our needs

  5. Mark

    For any person who is not afflicted in soul on that same day shall be cut off from his people. (Leviticus 23:29 NKJV)

    Can someone explain what they had to do to “afflict their soul?” I’m wondering if this was an outward (visible) thing, or just something God would judge? Do this or be “cut off…”. I’m thinking God would have to do this because it states, “that same day” (that’s immediate)…like He said, “And any person who does any work on that same day, that person I will destroy from among his people. (Leviticus 23:30 NKJV)

  6. Sandy Steinman

    God promised that if Israel obeyed Him He would provide so much on the sixth year, that they will be supplied for the seventh year and in fact they will be eating the produce of the sixth year about three years later. That is an amzing reward for the simple act of obeying. It certainly shows us that if we obey God- even if it does not make any sense to our mortal minds, He will provide everything we could possibly need. We see the same thought in Matthew: 6:31-33 when Jesus said: So do not worry, saying what shall we drink? Or what shall we wear? For the pagans run after all these things and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well.”

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