The eighth day is the day of new beginnings. There is pressure to keep me from entering that new beginning. But the very thing holding me back, I may not need. What am I holding on to?
Leviticus 12:3, “On the eighth day circumcise the boy.” The Message
On the eighth day, Moses and the priest offered an Absolution-Offering. On the eighth day after birth, infant boys were circumcised. This was a painful cutting away of skin in their most private area. But they don’t need that foreskin.
Is there something that is a part of me that I don’t need? Am I willing to endure the pain of having it removed?
What sacrifice is God asking of me? What price do I need to pay to move forward? What will I offer?
When I let go or remove the thing holding me back, that is when I will break through the narrow gate. The pressure is intense to move away from the gate and follow the crowd.
Matthew 7:13-14, “…for wide is the gate and spacious and broad is the way that leads away to destruction…” Amplified Bible, Classic Edition
I cannot move forward without leaving my place of comfort. But a whole new world awaits.
Leviticus 9:23-24, “…When they came out they blessed the people and the Glory of God appeared to all the people. (24) Fire blazed out from God and consumed the Whole-Burnt-Offering and the fat pieces on the Altar. When all the people saw it happen they cheered loudly and then fell down, bowing in reverence.” The Message
The results of cutting away and sacrifice are:
- Blessing others
- Seeing God
November 4, 2019: Leviticus 12-13.
“2019 Relevant Bible Reading Guide”
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