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February 24


Leviticus 17:1-16
1. Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
2. "Speak to Aaron and to his sons and to all the sons of Israel and say to them, 'This is what the LORD has commanded, saying,
3. "Any man from the house of Israel who slaughters an ox or a lamb or a goat in the camp, or who slaughters it outside the camp,
4. and has not brought it to the doorway of the tent of meeting to present it as an offering to the LORD before the tabernacle of the LORD, bloodguiltiness is to be reckoned to that man. He has shed blood and that man shall be cut off from among his people.
5. "The reason is so that the sons of Israel may bring their sacrifices which they were sacrificing in the open field, that they may bring them in to the LORD, at the doorway of the tent of meeting to the priest, and sacrifice them as sacrifices of peace offerings to the LORD.
6. "The priest shall sprinkle the blood on the altar of the LORD at the doorway of the tent of meeting, and offer up the fat in smoke as a soothing aroma to the LORD.
7. "They shall no longer sacrifice their sacrifices to the goat demons with which they play the harlot. This shall be a permanent statute to them throughout their generations."'
8. "Then you shall say to them, 'Any man from the house of Israel, or from the aliens who sojourn among them, who offers a burnt offering or sacrifice,
9. and does not bring it to the doorway of the tent of meeting to offer it to the LORD, that man also shall be cut off from his people.
10. 'And any man from the house of Israel, or from the aliens who sojourn among them, who eats any blood, I will set My face against that person who eats blood and will cut him off from among his people.
11. 'For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you on the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood by reason of the life that makes atonement.'
12. "Therefore I said to the sons of Israel, 'No person among you may eat blood, nor may any alien who sojourns among you eat blood.'
13. "So when any man from the sons of Israel, or from the aliens who sojourn among them, in hunting catches a beast or a bird which may be eaten, he shall pour out its blood and cover it with earth.
14. "For as for the life of all flesh, its blood is identified with its life. Therefore I said to the sons of Israel, 'You are not to eat the blood of any flesh, for the life of all flesh is its blood; whoever eats it shall be cut off.'
15. "When any person eats an animal which dies or is torn by beasts, whether he is a native or an alien, he shall wash his clothes and bathe in water, and remain unclean until evening; then he will become clean.
16. "But if he does not wash them or bathe his body, then he shall bear his guilt."

Leviticus 18:1-30
1. Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
2. "Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, 'I am the LORD your God.
3. 'You shall not do what is done in the land of Egypt where you lived, nor are you to do what is done in the land of Canaan where I am bringing you; you shall not walk in their statutes.
4. 'You are to perform My judgments and keep My statutes, to live in accord with them; I am the LORD your God.
5. 'So you shall keep My statutes and My judgments, by which a man may live if he does them; I am the LORD.
6. 'None of you shall approach any blood relative of his to uncover nakedness; I am the LORD.
7. 'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father, that is, the nakedness of your mother. She is your mother; you are not to uncover her nakedness.
8. 'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's wife; it is your father's nakedness.
9. 'The nakedness of your sister, either your father's daughter or your mother's daughter, whether born at home or born outside, their nakedness you shall not uncover.
10. 'The nakedness of your son's daughter or your daughter's daughter, their nakedness you shall not uncover; for their nakedness is yours.
11. 'The nakedness of your father's wife's daughter, born to your father, she is your sister, you shall not uncover her nakedness.
12. 'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's sister; she is your father's blood relative.
13. 'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your mother's sister, for she is your mother's blood relative.
14. 'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's brother; 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 uncover her nakedness.
16. 'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your brother's wife; it is your brother's nakedness.
17. 'You shall not uncover the nakedness of a woman and of her daughter, nor shall you take her son's daughter or her daughter's daughter, to uncover her nakedness; they are blood relatives. It is lewdness.
18. 'You shall not marry a woman in addition to her sister as a rival while she is alive, to uncover her nakedness.
19. 'Also you shall not approach a woman to uncover her nakedness during her menstrual impurity.
20. 'You shall not have intercourse with your neighbor's wife, to be defiled with her.
21. 'You shall not give any of your offspring to offer them to Molech, nor shall you profane the name of your God; I am the LORD.
22. 'You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.
23. 'Also you shall not have intercourse with any animal to be defiled with it, nor shall any woman stand before an animal to mate with it; it is a perversion.
24. 'Do not defile yourselves by any of these things; for by all these the nations which I am casting out before you have become defiled.
25. 'For the land has become defiled, therefore I have brought its punishment upon it, so the land has spewed out its inhabitants.
26. 'But as for you, you are to keep My statutes and My judgments and shall not do any of these abominations, neither the native, nor the alien who sojourns among you
27. (for the men of the land who have been before you have done all these abominations, and the land has become defiled);
28. so that the land will not spew you out, should you defile it, as it has spewed out the nation which has been before you.
29. 'For whoever does any of these abominations, those persons who do so shall be cut off from among their people.
30. 'Thus you are to keep My charge, that you do not practice any of the abominable customs which have been practiced before you, so as not to defile yourselves with them; I am the LORD your God.'"

Psalms 27:1-3
1. The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the defense of my life; Whom shall I dread?
2. When evildoers came upon me to devour my flesh, My adversaries and my enemies, they stumbled and fell.
3. Though a host encamp against me, My heart will not fear; Though war arise against me, In spite of this I shall be confident.

Proverbs 10:9-9
9. He who walks in integrity walks securely, But he who perverts his ways will be found out.

Mark 4:21-41
21. And He was saying to them, "A lamp is not brought to be put under a basket, is it, or under a bed? Is it not brought to be put on the lampstand?
22. "For nothing is hidden, except to be revealed; nor has anything been secret, but that it would come to light.
23. "If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear."
24. And He was saying to them, "Take care what you listen to. By your standard of measure it will be measured to you; and more will be given you besides.
25. "For whoever has, to him more shall be given; and whoever does not have, even what he has shall be taken away from him."
26. And He was saying, "The kingdom of God is like a man who casts seed upon the soil;
27. and he goes to bed at night and gets up by day, and the seed sprouts and grows--how, he himself does not know.
28. "The soil produces crops by itself; first the blade, then the head, then the mature grain in the head.
29. "But when the crop permits, he immediately puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come."
30. And He said, "How shall we picture the kingdom of God, or by what parable shall we present it?
31. "It is like a mustard seed, which, when sown upon the soil, though it is smaller than all the seeds that are upon the soil,
32. yet when it is sown, it grows up and becomes larger than all the garden plants and forms large branches; so that THE BIRDS OF THE AIR can NEST UNDER ITS SHADE."
33. With many such parables He was speaking the word to them, so far as they were able to hear it;
34. and He did not speak to them without a parable; but He was explaining everything privately to His own disciples.
35. On that day, when evening came, He said to them, "Let us go over to the other side."
36. Leaving the crowd, they took Him along with them in the boat, just as He was; and other boats were with Him.
37. And there arose a fierce gale of wind, and the waves were breaking over the boat so much that the boat was already filling up.
38. Jesus Himself was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke Him and said to Him, "Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?"
39. And He got up and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, "Hush, be still." And the wind died down and it became perfectly calm.
40. And He said to them, "Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?"
41. They became very much afraid and said to one another, "Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey Him?"