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March 10


Numbers 17:1-13
1. The LORD said to Moses,
2. "Tell Eleazar, son of Aaron the priest, to remove the censers from the embers; and scatter the fire some distance away,
3. for these sinners have consecrated the censers at the cost of their lives. Have them hammered into plates to cover the altar, because in being presented before the LORD they have become sacred. In this way they shall serve as a sign to the Israelites."
4. So Eleazar the priest had the bronze censers of those burned during the offering hammered into a covering for the altar,
5. in keeping with the orders which the LORD had given him through Moses. This cover was to be a reminder to the Israelites that no layman, no one who was not a descendant of Aaron, should approach the altar to offer incense before the LORD, lest he meet the fate of Korah and his band.
6. The next day the whole Israelite community grumbled against Moses and Aaron, saying, "It is you who have slain the LORD'S people."
7. But while the community was deliberating against them, Moses and Aaron turned toward the meeting tent, and the cloud now covered it and the glory of the LORD appeared.
8. Then Moses and Aaron came to the front of the meeting tent,
9. and the LORD said to Moses and Aaron,
10. "Depart from this community, that I may consume them at once." But they fell prostrate.
11. Then Moses said to Aaron, "Take your censer, put fire from the altar in it, lay incense on it, and bring it quickly to the community to make atonement for them; for wrath has come forth from the LORD and the blow is falling."
12. Obeying the orders of Moses, Aaron took his censer and ran in among the community, where the blow was already falling on the people. Then, as he offered the incense and made atonement for the people,
13. standing there between the living and the dead, the scourge was checked.

Numbers 18:1-32
1. The LORD said to Aaron, "You and your sons as well as the other members of your ancestral house shall be responsible for the sanctuary; but the responsibility of the priesthood shall rest on you and your sons alone.
2. Bring with you also your other kinsmen of the tribe of Levi, your ancestral tribe, as your associates and assistants, while you and your sons are in front of the tent of the commandments.
3. They shall look after your persons and the whole tent; however, they shall not come near the sacred vessels or the altar, lest both they and you die.
4. As your associates they shall have charge of all the work connected with the meeting tent. But no layman shall come near you.
5. You shall have charge of the sanctuary and of the altar, that wrath may not fall again upon the Israelites.
6. "Remember, it is I who have taken your kinsmen, the Levites, from the body of the Israelites; they are a gift to you, dedicated to the LORD for the service of the meeting tent.
7. But only you and your sons are to have charge of performing the priestly functions in whatever concerns the altar and the room within the veil. I give you the priesthood as a gift. Any layman who draws near shall be put to death."
8. The LORD said to Aaron, "I myself have given you charge of the contributions made to me in the various sacred offerings of the Israelites; by perpetual ordinance I have assigned them to you and to your sons as your priestly share.
9. You shall have the right to share in the oblations that are most sacred, in whatever they offer me as cereal offerings or sin offerings or guilt offerings; these shares shall accrue to you and to your sons.
10. In eating them you shall treat them as most sacred; every male among you may partake of them. As sacred, they belong to you.
11. "You shall also have what is removed from the gift in every wave offering of the Israelites; by perpetual ordinance I have assigned it to you and to your sons and daughters. All in your family who are clean may partake of it.
12. I have also assigned to you all the best of the new oil and of the new wine and grain that they give to the LORD as their first fruits;
13. and likewise, of whatever grows on their land, the first products that they bring in to the LORD shall be yours; all of your family who are clean may partake of them.
14. Whatever is doomed in Israel shall be yours.
15. Every living thing that opens the womb, whether of man or of beast, such as are to be offered to the LORD, shall be yours; but you must let the first-born of man, as well as of unclean animals, be redeemed.
16. The ransom for a boy is to be paid when he is a month old; it is fixed at five silver shekels according to the sanctuary standard, twenty gerahs to the shekel.
17. But the first-born of cattle, sheep or goats shall not be redeemed; they are sacred. Their blood you must splash on the altar and their fat you must burn as a sweet-smelling oblation to the LORD.
18. Their meat, however, shall be yours, just as the breast and the right leg of the wave offering belong to you.
19. By perpetual ordinance I have assigned to you and to your sons and daughters all the contributions from the sacred gifts which the Israelites make to the LORD; this is an inviolable covenant to last forever before the LORD, for you and for your descendants."
20. Then the LORD said to Aaron, "You shall not have any heritage in the land of the Israelites nor hold any portion among them; I will be your portion and your heritage among them.
21. "To the Levites, however, I hereby assign all tithes in Israel as their heritage in recompense for the service they perform in the meeting tent.
22. The Israelites may no longer approach the meeting tent; else they will incur guilt deserving death.
23. Only the Levites are to perform the service of the meeting tent, and they alone shall be held responsible; this is a perpetual ordinance for all your generations. The Levites, therefore, shall not have any heritage among the Israelites,
24. for I have assigned to them as their heritage the tithes which the Israelites give as a contribution to the LORD. That is why I have ordered that they are not to have any heritage among the Israelites."
25. The LORD said to Moses,
26. "Give the Levites these instructions: When you receive from the Israelites the tithes I have assigned you from them as your heritage, you are to make a contribution from them to the LORD, a tithe of the tithes;
27. and your contribution will be credited to you as if it were grain from the threshing floor or new wine from the press.
28. Thus you too shall make a contribution from all the tithes you receive from the Israelites, handing over to Aaron the priest the part to be contributed to the LORD.
29. From all the gifts that you receive, and from the best parts, you are to consecrate to the LORD your own full contribution.
30. "Tell them also: Once you have made your contribution from the best part, the rest of the tithes will be credited to you Levites as if it were produce of the threshing floor or of the winepress.
31. Your families, as well as you, may eat them anywhere, since they are your recompense for service at the meeting tent.
32. You will incur no guilt so long as you make a contribution of the best part. Do not profane the sacred gifts of the Israelites and so bring death on yourselves."

Psalms 32:6-11
6. Thus should all your faithful pray in time of distress. Though flood waters threaten, they will never reach them.
7. You are my shelter; from distress you keep me; with safety you ring me round. Selah
8. I will instruct you and show you the way you should walk, give you counsel and watch over you.
9. Do not be senseless like horses or mules; with bit and bridle their temper is curbed, else they will not come to you.
10. Many are the sorrows of the wicked, but love surrounds those who trust in the LORD.
11. Be glad in the LORD and rejoice, you just; exult, all you upright of heart.

Proverbs 11:19-21
19. Virtue directs toward life, but he who pursues evil does so to his death.
20. The depraved in heart are an abomination to the LORD, but those who walk blamelessly are his delight.
21. Truly the evil man shall not go unpunished, but those who are just shall escape.

Mark 11:20-33
20. Early in the morning, as they were walking along, they saw the fig tree withered to its roots.
21. Peter remembered and said to him, "Rabbi, look! The fig tree that you cursed has withered."
22. Jesus said to them in reply, "Have faith in God.
23. Amen, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, 'Be lifted up and thrown into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it shall be done for him.
24. Therefore I tell you, all that you ask for in prayer, believe that you will receive it and it shall be yours.
25. When you stand to pray, forgive anyone against whom you have a grievance, so that your heavenly Father may in turn forgive you your transgressions."
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27. They returned once more to Jerusalem. As he was walking in the temple area, the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders approached him
28. and said to him, "By what authority are you doing these things? Or who gave you this authority to do them?"
29. Jesus said to them, "I shall ask you one question. Answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things.
30. Was John's baptism of heavenly or of human origin? Answer me."
31. They discussed this among themselves and said, "If we say, 'Of heavenly origin,' he will say, '(Then) why did you not believe him?'
32. But shall we say, 'Of human origin'?"-- they feared the crowd, for they all thought John really was a prophet.
33. So they said to Jesus in reply, "We do not know." Then Jesus said to them, "Neither shall I tell you by what authority I do these things."