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February 24


Leviticus 17:1-16
1. AND THE Lord said to Moses,
2. Tell Aaron, his sons, and all the Israelites, This is what the Lord has commanded:
3. If any man of the house of Israel kills an ox or lamb or goat in the camp or kills it outside the camp
4. And does not bring it to the door of the Tent of Meeting to offer it as an offering to the Lord before the Lord's tabernacle, [guilt for shedding] blood shall be imputed to that man; he has shed blood and shall be cut off from among his people.
5. This is so that the Israelites, rather than offer their sacrifices [to idols] in the open field [where they slew them], may bring them to the Lord at the door of the Tent of Meeting, to the priest, to offer them as peace offerings to the Lord.
6. And the priest shall dash the blood on the altar of the Lord at the door of the Tent of Meeting and burn the fat for a sweet and satisfying fragrance to the Lord.
7. So they shall no more offer their sacrifices to goatlike gods or demons or field spirits after which they have played the harlot. This shall be a statute forever to them throughout their generations.
8. And you shall say to them, Whoever of the house of Israel or of the strangers who dwell temporarily among you offers a burnt offering or sacrifice
9. And does not bring it to the door of the Tent of Meeting to offer it to the Lord shall be cut off from among his people.
10. Any one of the house of Israel or of the strangers who dwell temporarily among them who eats any kind of blood, against that person I will set My face and I will cut him off from among his people [that he may not be included in the atonement made for them]. [Ezek. 33:25.]
11. For the life (the animal soul) is in the blood, and I have given it for you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that makes atonement, by reason of the life [which it represents]. [Rom. 3:24-26.]
12. Therefore I have said to the Israelites, No person among you shall eat blood, neither shall any stranger who dwells temporarily among you eat blood.
13. And any of the Israelites or of the strangers who sojourn among them who takes in hunting any clean beast or bird shall pour out its blood and cover it with dust.
14. As for the life of all flesh, the blood of it represents the life of it; therefore I said to the Israelites, You shall partake of the blood of no kind of flesh, for the life of all flesh is its blood. Whoever eats of it shall be cut off.
15. And every person who eats what dies of itself or was torn by beasts, whether he is native-born or a temporary resident, shall wash his clothes and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until evening; then shall he be clean. [Acts 15:20.]
16. But if he does not wash his clothes or bathe his body, he shall bear his own iniquity [for it shall not be borne by the sacrifice of atonement].

Leviticus 18:1-30
1. AND THE Lord said to Moses,
2. Say to the Israelites, I am the Lord your God.
3. You shall not do as was done in the land of Egypt in which you dwelt, nor shall you do as is done in the land of Canaan to which I am bringing you; neither shall you walk in their statutes.
4. You shall do My ordinances and keep My statutes and walk in them. I am the Lord your God.
5. You shall therefore keep My statutes and My ordinances which, if a man does, he shall live by them. I am the Lord. [Luke 10:25-28; Rom. 10:4, 5; Gal. 3:12.]
6. None of you shall approach anyone close of kin to him to have sexual relations. I am the Lord.
7. The nakedness of your father, which is the nakedness of your mother, you shall not uncover; she is your mother; you shall not have intercourse with her.
8. The nakedness of your father's wife you shall not uncover; it is your father's nakedness.
9. You shall not have intercourse with or uncover the nakedness of your sister, the daughter of your father or of your mother, whether born at home or born abroad.
10. You must not have sexual relations with your son's daughter or your daughter's daughter; their nakedness you shall not uncover, for they are your own flesh.
11. You must not have intercourse with your father's wife's daughter; begotten by your father, she is your sister; you shall not uncover her nakedness.
12. You shall not have intercourse with your father's sister; she is your father's near kinswoman.
13. You shall not have sexual relations with your mother's sister, for she is your mother's near kinswoman.
14. You shall not have intercourse with your father's brother's wife; you shall not approach his wife; she is your aunt.
15. You shall not uncover the nakedness of your daughter-in-law; she is your son's wife; you shall not have intercourse with her.
16. You shall not have intercourse with your brother's wife; she belongs to your brother.
17. You shall not marry a woman and her daughter, nor shall you take her son's daughter or her daughter's daughter to have intercourse; they are [her] near kinswomen; it is wickedness and an outrageous offense.
18. You must not marry a woman in addition to her sister, to be a rival to her, having sexual relations with the second sister when the first one is alive.
19. Also you shall not have intercourse with a woman during her [menstrual period or similar] uncleanness.
20. Moreover, you shall not lie carnally with your neighbor's wife, to defile yourself with her.
21. You shall not give any of your children to pass through the fire and sacrifice them to Molech [the fire god], nor shall you profane the name of your God [by giving it to false gods]. I am the Lord.
22. You shall not lie with a man as with a woman; it is an abomination. [I Cor. 6:9, 10.]
23. Neither shall you lie with any beast and defile yourself with it; neither shall any woman yield herself to a beast to lie with it; it is confusion, perversion, and degradedly carnal.
24. Do not defile yourselves in any of these ways, for in all these things the nations are defiled which I am casting out before you.
25. And the land is defiled; therefore I visit the iniquity of it upon it, and the land itself vomits out her inhabitants.
26. So you shall keep My statutes and My ordinances and shall not commit any of these abominations, neither the native-born nor any stranger who sojourns among you,
27. For all these abominations have the men of the land done who were before you, and the land is defiled--
28. [Do none of these things] lest the land spew you out when you defile it as it spewed out the nation that was before you.
29. Whoever commits any of these abominations shall be cut off from among [his] people.
30. So keep My charge: do not practice any of these abominable customs which were practiced before you and defile yourselves by them. I am the Lord your God.

Psalms 27:1-3
1. [A Psalm] of David. THE LORD is my Light and my Salvation--whom shall I fear or dread? The Lord is the Refuge and Stronghold of my life--of whom shall I be afraid?
2. When the wicked, even my enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.
3. Though a host encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war arise against me, [even then] in this will I be confident.

Proverbs 10:9-9
9. He who walks uprightly walks securely, but he who takes a crooked way shall be found out and punished.

Mark 4:21-41
21. And He said to them, Is the lamp brought in to be put under a peck measure or under a bed, and not [to be put] on the lampstand?
22. [Things are hidden temporarily only as a means to revelation.] For there is nothing hidden except to be revealed, nor is anything [temporarily] kept secret except in order that it may be made known.
23. If any man has ears to hear, let him be listening and let him perceive and comprehend.
24. And He said to them, Be careful what you are hearing. The measure [of thought and study] you give [to the truth you hear] will be the measure [of virtue and knowledge] that comes back to you--and more [besides] will be given to you who hear.
25. For to him who has will more be given; and from him who has nothing, even what he has will be taken away [by force],
26. And He said, The kingdom of God is like a man who scatters seed upon the ground,
27. And then continues sleeping and rising night and day while the seed sprouts and grows and increases--he knows not how.
28. The earth produces [acting] by itself--first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear.
29. But when the grain is ripe and permits, immediately he sends forth [the reapers] and puts in the sickle, because the harvest stands ready.
30. And He said, With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable shall we use to illustrate and explain it?
31. It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when sown upon the ground, is the smallest of all seeds upon the earth;
32. Yet after it is sown, it grows up and becomes the greatest of all garden herbs and puts out large branches, so that the birds of the air are able to make nests and dwell in its shade.
33. With many such parables [Jesus] spoke the Word to them, as they were able to hear and to comprehend and understand.
34. He did not tell them anything without a parable; but privately to His disciples (those who were peculiarly His own) He explained everything [fully].
35. On that same day [when] evening had come, He said to them, Let us go over to the other side [of the lake].
36. And leaving the throng, they took Him with them, [just] as He was, in the boat [in which He was sitting]. And other boats were with Him.
37. And a furious storm of wind [of hurricane proportions] arose, and the waves kept beating into the boat, so that it was already becoming filled.
38. But He [Himself] was in the stern [of the boat], asleep on the [leather] cushion; and they awoke Him and said to Him, Master, do You not care that we are perishing?
39. And He arose and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, Hush now! Be still (muzzled)! And the wind ceased (sank to rest as if exhausted by its beating) and there was [immediately] a great calm (a perfect peacefulness).
40. He said to them, Why are you so timid and fearful? How is it that you have no faith (no firmly relying trust)?
41. And they were filled with great awe and feared exceedingly and said one to another, Who then is this, that even wind and sea obey Him?