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Day 97

Leviticus 7

Well, at least this explains why you’re not supposed to eat the fat or the blood: back in the day those things were needed for sacrifices, for atonement. As such, they were not to be consumed by the people of Israel.

This chapter also outlines some of the rules for voluntary offerings, offerings of thanksgiving. Rules for these are slightly less strict. When we sin, we make restitution in a very specific way, a way that only leads to God. But when we rejoice! When we rejoice and give thanks, we do it in our own ways and for our own reasons. Some of us hike mountains, some fish in lakes, some go to church, some blast their stereos. We can do all or none of these, but we should find ways and make time to thank God for everything he has given us.

Heh, and to think I was just going to write

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I guess if you look hard enough you can find something of value. Thanks, God. I see what you did there.

Good night, dear friends. Peace be upon you.

Day 93

Alrighty, back on schedule.

Of course, I’m behind on work stuff, but here I am making time for God. You know, late. Because I’m such a good minister.


Leviticus 3

Lambs and goats and whatever else! And now they get specific; apparently you have to be a biologist to be a priest:

“the two kidneys and the fat that is on them by the flanks, and the fatty lobe attached to the liver above the kidneys, he shall remove.”

— Leviticus 3:4, 10, and 15

Seriously, that quote appears three times over. Apparently you save the best parts for God. I don’t know.

Well, I’m going to bed everyone. I’m tired and it’s late. I have much work ahead of me.

Good night, everyone.

Peace be upon you.