+ DAILY PRAYER +
This Daily Devotion covers the first five books of the Bible, Genesis through Deuteronomy also called the Books of Moses or the Pentateuch, in a period of one year in a Monday through Friday format, the Psalms and order of devotion follow those presented in The Treasury of Daily Prayer from Concordia Publishing House.
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Hear my prayer, O Lord; give ear to my pleas for mercy!
In your faithfulness answer me, in your righteousness!
Evening and morning and at noon I utter my complaint and moan,
and he hears my voice.
Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you;
He will never permit the righteous to be moved.
1 A Psalm of David.
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
3 He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness
for his name’s sake.
4 Even though I walk
through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil, for you are with me;
your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Reading Lev 6:14-7:7
Additional Laws for Grain Offerings
14 “ ‘And this is the regulation of the grain offering. Aaron’s sons shall present it ?before? Yahweh ?in front of? the altar, 15 and he in his fist shall take away from it ?some of? the grain offering’s finely milled flour, and ?some of? its oil and all of the frankincense that is on the grain offering, and he shall turn into smoke its token portion on the altar as an appeasing fragrance to Yahweh. 16 And Aaron and his sons must eat the remainder of it; they must eat it as unleavened bread in a holy place—in the tent of assembly’s courtyard they must eat it. 17 It must not be baked with yeast. I have given it as their share from my offerings made by fire. It is ?a most holy thing?, like the sin offering and like the guilt offering. 18 Every male among Aaron’s sons may eat it as a lasting rule among your generations from the offerings made by fire ?belonging to? Yahweh. Anything that touches them will become holy.’ ”
19 Then Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, 20 “This is the offering of Aaron and his sons that they shall present to Yahweh on the day of his being anointed: a tenth of an ephah of finely milled flour as a perpetual grain offering, half of it in the morning and half of it in the evening. 21 It must be made in oil on a flat baking pan; you must bring it well-mixed; you must present pieces of a grain offering’s baked goods as an appeasing fragrance to Yahweh. 22 And the anointed priest taking his place from among his sons must do it. As a lasting rule, it must be turned into smoke totally for Yahweh. 23 And every grain offering of a priest must be a whole burnt offering; it must not be eaten.”
Additional Laws for Sin Offerings
24 Then Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, 25 “Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, ‘This is the regulation of the sin offering: In the place where the sin offering is slaughtered, the sin offering must be slaughtered ?before? Yahweh; it is ?a most holy thing?. 26 The priest ?who offers the sin offering? must eat it in a holy place—in the tent of assembly’s courtyard. 27 Anything that touches its flesh will become holy, and when ?some of? its blood spatters on a garment, what was spattered on it you shall wash in a holy place. 28 And a clay vessel in which it was boiled must be broken, but if it was boiled in a bronze vessel, then it shall be thoroughly scoured and rinsed with water. 29 Any male among the priests may eat it; it is ?a most holy thing?. 30 But any sin offering from which ?some of? its blood is brought to the tent of assembly to make atonement in the sanctuary must not be eaten; it must be burned in the fire.’ ”
Additional Laws for Guilt Offerings
7 “ ‘And this is the regulation of the guilt offering; it is ?a most holy thing?. 2 In the place where they slaughter the burnt offering, they must slaughter the guilt offering, and he must sprinkle its blood upon the altar all around. 3 And he must present all of its fat: the fat tail and the fat that covers the inner parts, 4 and the two kidneys, and the fat that is on them, which is on the loins, and he must remove the lobe on the liver in addition to the kidneys. 5 And the priest shall turn it into smoke on the altar as a food offering made by fire for Yahweh; it is a guilt offering. 6 Every male among the priests may eat it; it must be eaten in a holy place; it is ?a most holy thing?. 7 The instruction is ?the same for the guilt offering as for the sin offering?; ?it belongs to? the priest, who makes atonement with it.
O God, You see that of ourselves we have no strength. By Your mighty power defend us from all evil thoughts that may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Heavenly Father, send Your Holy Spirit into our hearts to direct and rule us according to Your will, to comfort us in all our afflictions, to defend us from all error, and to lead us into all truth; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.