Mo. 7/29/13: Exodus 28:36 – 38 What did the engraved words mean?
You shall also make a plate of pure gold and engrave on it, like the engraving of a signet:
HOLINESS TO THE Lord.
And you shall put it on a blue cord, that it may be on the turban; it shall be on the front of the turban. So it shall be on Aaron’s forehead, that Aaron may bear the iniquity of the holy things which the children of Israel hallow in all their holy gifts; and it shall always be on his forehead, that they may be accepted before the Lord.
What did the engraved words mean? They mean ‘wholly to the Lord.’ Aaron bore the sin where we could not follow the commandment, Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul and all your strength.
Tu. 7/30/13: Romans 6:19 What gifts do we present?
I speak in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh. For just as you presented your members as slaves of uncleanness, and of lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves of righteousness for holiness.
What gifts do we present? We present the members of our body to God.
We. 7/31/13: 2 Corinthians 7:1 What do we cleanse ourselves from?
Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
What do we cleanse ourselves from? We don’t remove dirt, but the inner filthiness of our human susceptibilities.
Th. 8/1/13: 1 Thessalonians 3:12 – 13 What does God work in us?
And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love to one another and to all, just as we do to you, so that He may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all His saints.
What does God work in us? God makes us increase and abound in love.
Fr. 8/2/13: Hebrews 12:12 – 14 What are we to pursue?
Therefore strengthen the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated, but rather be healed. Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the LordWhat are we to pursue? We actively pursue peace with all and holiness.