Monday, September 29, 2014

Numbers, Day 1 Readings

Nazirites and Holy Levites

Today's first reading describes the means by which certain persons, Nazirites, were separated from the rest of the Hebrews to be of holy service to God.  This offers some insight into the holiness that God desires from all people, but which must be fully lived out by the holiest ones.

Read Numbers 6:1-27  (NIV)   (NRSV)   (CEB)
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The second selection provides a description of the ways that the priests, members of the Levites, were kept holy and consecrated to God's service.

Read Numbers 8:5-26  (NIV)   (NRSV)   (CEB)
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Reading the Bible in Its Entirety

If you are planning to read the Bible in its entirety, you should read Numbers 1-7 today.