Leviticus 2

You shall season all your grain offerings with salt. You shall not let the salt of the covenant with your God be missing from your grain offering; with all your offerings you shall offer salt. (Leviticus 2:13) Grain offerings' purpose was worship of God rather than atonement for sins. There...

Leviticus 1

If his offering is a burnt offering from the herd, he shall offer a male without blemish. (Leviticus 1:3a) The people of Israel were called to make daily sacrifices to atone for their sins. God required animals without any blemishes as a resemblance of cleanliness and received these offerings as a...

Luke 24

And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen.” (Luke 24:5-6a) Hallelujah! Christ has risen! We serve a risen Savior who endured the cross to pay...

Luke 23

And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide his garments. (Luke 23:34) Hanging on the cross in complete agony, Jesus’s concern was for the people around him. We have a Savior who was merciful to the bitter end. The...

Luke 22

“Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you, that he might sift you like wheat, but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.” (Luke 22:31-32) What a scary thing for Jesus to say to Peter! To think...

Luke 21

“You will be hated by all for my name’s sake. But not a hair of your head will perish. By your endurance you will gain your lives.” (Luke 21:17-19) Being a Christian means being prepared to have people dislike you. Jesus may not always be popular among those we encounter....

Luke 20

He said to them, “Then render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” (Luke 20:25) Our world belongs to God. We have people in authority over us, but ultimately, all authority in heaven and on earth belongs to Jesus. Where does your...

Luke 19

As he was drawing near-already on the way down the Mount of Olives-the whole multitude of his disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen, saying, “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord!...

Luke 18

“And will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them?” (Luke 18:7) God wants us to pray to Him. He wants us to pester Him with prayers. He longs to hear from His children and He hears us...

Luke 17

“...and if he sins against you seven times in the day, and turns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive him.” (Luke 17:4) Now this is contrary to what society teaches, isn’t it? If someone were to sin against you twice in one day, much less seven...