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February 19


Leviticus 9:1-24
1. After the ordination ceremony, on the eighth day, Moses called together Aaron and his sons and the leaders of Israel.
2. He said to Aaron, "Take a young bull for a sin offering and a ram for a whole burnt offering, both with no physical defects, and present them to the LORD.
3. Then tell the Israelites to take a male goat for a sin offering for themselves and a year-old calf and a year-old lamb for a whole burnt offering, each with no physical defects.
4. Also tell them to take a bull and a ram for a peace offering and flour mixed with olive oil for a grain offering. Tell them to present all these offerings to the LORD because the LORD will appear to them today."
5. So the people brought all of these things to the entrance of the Tabernacle, just as Moses had commanded, and the whole community came and stood there in the LORD's presence.
6. Then Moses told them, "When you have followed these instructions from the LORD, the glorious presence of the LORD will appear to you."
7. Then Moses said to Aaron, "Approach the altar and present your sin offering and your whole burnt offering to make atonement for yourself. Then present the offerings to make atonement for the people, just as the LORD has commanded."
8. So Aaron went to the altar and slaughtered the calf as a sin offering for himself.
9. His sons brought him the blood, and he dipped his finger into it and put it on the horns of the altar. He poured out the rest of the blood at the base of the altar.
10. Then he burned on the altar the fat, the kidneys, and the lobe of the liver from the sin offering, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
11. The meat and the hide, however, he burned outside the camp.
12. Next Aaron slaughtered the animal for the whole burnt offering. His sons brought him the blood, and he sprinkled it against the sides of the altar.
13. They handed the animal to him piece by piece, including the head, and he burned each part on the altar.
14. Then he washed the internal organs and the legs and also burned them on the altar as a whole burnt offering.
15. Next Aaron presented the sacrifices for the people. He slaughtered the people's goat and presented it as their sin offering, just as he had done previously for himself.
16. Then he brought the whole burnt offering and presented it in the prescribed way.
17. He also brought the grain offering, burning a handful of the flour on the altar, in addition to the regular morning burnt offering.
18. Then Aaron slaughtered the bull and the ram for the people's peace offering. His sons brought him the blood, and he sprinkled it against the sides of the altar.
19. Then he took the fat of the bull and the ram--the fat from the tail and from around the internal organs--along with the kidneys and the lobe of the liver.
20. He placed these fat parts on top of the breasts of these animals and then burned them on the altar.
21. Aaron then lifted up the breasts and right thighs as an offering to the LORD, just as Moses had commanded.
22. After that, Aaron raised his hands toward the people and blessed them. Then, after presenting the sin offering, the whole burnt offering, and the peace offering, he stepped down from the altar.
23. Next Moses and Aaron went into the Tabernacle, and when they came back out, they blessed the people again, and the glorious presence of the LORD appeared to the whole community.
24. Fire blazed forth from the LORD's presence and consumed the burnt offering and the fat on the altar. When the people saw all this, they shouted with joy and fell face down on the ground.

Leviticus 10:1-20
1. Aaron's sons Nadab and Abihu put coals of fire in their incense burners and sprinkled incense over it. In this way, they disobeyed the LORD by burning before him a different kind of fire than he had commanded.
2. So fire blazed forth from the LORD's presence and burned them up, and they died there before the LORD.
3. Then Moses said to Aaron, "This is what the LORD meant when he said, `I will show myself holy among those who are near me. I will be glorified before all the people.'" And Aaron was silent.
4. Then Moses called for Mishael and Elzaphan, Aaron's cousins, the sons of Aaron's uncle Uzziel. He said to them, "Come and carry the bodies of your relatives away from the sanctuary to a place outside the camp."
5. So they came forward and carried them out of the camp by their tunics as Moses had commanded.
6. Then Moses said to Aaron and his sons Eleazar and Ithamar, "Do not mourn by letting your hair hang loose or by tearing your clothes. If you do, you will die, and the LORD will be angry with the whole community of Israel. However, the rest of the Israelites, your relatives, may mourn for Nadab and Abihu, whom the LORD has destroyed by fire.
7. But you are not to leave the entrance of the Tabernacle, under penalty of death, for the anointing oil of the LORD is upon you." So they did as Moses commanded.
8. Then the LORD said to Aaron,
9. "You and your descendants must never drink wine or any other alcoholic drink before going into the Tabernacle. If you do, you will die. This is a permanent law for you, and it must be kept by all future generations.
10. You are to distinguish between what is holy and what is ordinary, what is ceremonially unclean and what is clean.
11. And you must teach the Israelites all the laws that the LORD has given through Moses."
12. Then Moses said to Aaron and his remaining sons, Eleazar and Ithamar, "Take what is left of the grain offering after the handful has been presented to the LORD by fire. Make sure there is no yeast in it, and eat it beside the altar, for it is most holy.
13. It must be eaten in a sacred place, for it has been given to you and your descendants as your regular share of the offerings given to the LORD by fire. These are the commands I have been given.
14. But the breast and thigh that were lifted up may be eaten in any place that is ceremonially clean. These parts have been given to you and to your sons and daughters as your regular share of the peace offerings presented by the people of Israel.
15. The thigh and breast that are lifted up must be lifted up to the LORD along with the fat of the offerings given by fire. Then they will belong to you and your descendants forever, just as the LORD has commanded."
16. When Moses demanded to know what had happened to the goat of the sin offering, he discovered that it had been burned up. As a result, he became very angry with Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron's remaining sons.
17. "Why didn't you eat the sin offering in the sanctuary area?" he demanded. "It is a holy offering! It was given to you for removing the guilt of the community and for making atonement for the people before the LORD.
18. Since the animal's blood was not taken into the Holy Place, you should have eaten the meat in the sanctuary area as I ordered you."
19. Then Aaron answered Moses on behalf of his sons. "Today my sons presented both their sin offering and their burnt offering to the LORD," he said. "This kind of thing has also happened to me. Would the LORD have approved if I had eaten the sin offering today?"
20. And when Moses heard this, he approved.

Psalms 25:1-7
1. To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul.
2. I trust in you, my God! Do not let me be disgraced, or let my enemies rejoice in my defeat.
3. No one who trusts in you will ever be disgraced, but disgrace comes to those who try to deceive others.
4. Show me the path where I should walk, O LORD; point out the right road for me to follow.
5. Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me. All day long I put my hope in you.
6. Remember, O LORD, your unfailing love and compassion, which you have shown from long ages past.
7. Forgive the rebellious sins of my youth; look instead through the eyes of your unfailing love, for you are merciful, O LORD.

Proverbs 9:13-18
13. The woman named Folly is loud and brash. She is ignorant and doesn't even know it.
14. She sits in her doorway on the heights overlooking the city.
15. She calls out to men going by who are minding their own business.
16. "Come home with me," she urges the simple. To those without good judgment, she says,
17. "Stolen water is refreshing; food eaten in secret tastes the best!"
18. But the men don't realize that her former guests are now in the grave.

Mark 1:23-45
23. A man possessed by an evil spirit was in the synagogue,
24. and he began shouting, "Why are you bothering us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are--the Holy One sent from God!"
25. Jesus cut him short. "Be silent! Come out of the man."
26. At that, the evil spirit screamed and threw the man into a convulsion, but then he left him.
27. Amazement gripped the audience, and they began to discuss what had happened. "What sort of new teaching is this?" they asked excitedly. "It has such authority! Even evil spirits obey his orders!"
28. The news of what he had done spread quickly through that entire area of Galilee.
29. After Jesus and his disciples left the synagogue, they went over to Simon and Andrew's home, and James and John were with them.
30. Simon's mother-in-law was sick in bed with a high fever. They told Jesus about her right away.
31. He went to her bedside, and as he took her by the hand and helped her to sit up, the fever suddenly left, and she got up and prepared a meal for them.
32. That evening at sunset, many sick and demon-possessed people were brought to Jesus.
33. And a huge crowd of people from all over Capernaum gathered outside the door to watch.
34. So Jesus healed great numbers of sick people who had many different kinds of diseases, and he ordered many demons to come out of their victims. But because they knew who he was, he refused to allow the demons to speak.
35. The next morning Jesus awoke long before daybreak and went out alone into the wilderness to pray.
36. Later Simon and the others went out to find him.
37. They said, "Everyone is asking for you."
38. But he replied, "We must go on to other towns as well, and I will preach to them, too, because that is why I came."
39. So he traveled throughout the region of Galilee, preaching in the synagogues and expelling demons from many people.
40. A man with leprosy came and knelt in front of Jesus, begging to be healed. "If you want to, you can make me well again," he said.
41. Moved with pity, Jesus touched him. "I want to," he said. "Be healed!"
42. Instantly the leprosy disappeared--the man was healed.
43. Then Jesus sent him on his way and told him sternly,
44. "Go right over to the priest and let him examine you. Don't talk to anyone along the way. Take along the offering required in the law of Moses for those who have been healed of leprosy, so everyone will have proof of your healing."
45. But as the man went on his way, he spread the news, telling everyone what had happened to him. As a result, such crowds soon surrounded Jesus that he couldn't enter a town anywhere publicly. He had to stay out in the secluded places, and people from everywhere came to him there.