Leviticus 4-Deuteronomy 12; Psalms 13, 15, 22-29, 36, 43, 90; Acts 14-28, Mark 1-16
I have heard the voice of the Rev. Dr. Doug Heidt in my head a lot as I’ve been plodding through Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy.
Doug was the long-time associate pastor at First Presbyterian in Charleston, WV, where we were members for about a dozen years. He led a Thursday morning Bible study, and often would say remind us not to get caught up in the details of the Bible’s words, but try to discern what the Spirit was trying to say to us in those words.
That is really hard to keep in mind in this endless stretch of rules, genealogies, land discussions, and then repeats of the whole thing.
What could the spirit possible be trying to convey to me, a ,
You must not distort justice; you must not show partiality; and you must not accept bribes, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and subverts the cause of those who are in the right.
nor shall you set up a stone pillar—things that the Lord your God hates.