Cover-to-Cover – Week 6

Two Door Cinema Club – This Is the Life

So we’ve learned some interesting things this week. Like…

A silver offering dish weighs 130 shekels. Not more. Not less.

Being a Levite has its pros and cons. On the downside, they are required to shave their whole bodies. On the upside, they retire at age fifty.

In addition to being The Creator and Author of Life, God is also The Accountant.

There is something called the “wave offering” that involves waving certain unmentionable body parts before the Lord as an acceptable form of worship. Am I the only one who finds that amusing? That text hasn’t come up in our current series on worship. I think maybe I’ve been hanging out with middle-schoolers too much.

On a slightly (and only slightly) more mature level, I love what is affirmed there in the middle of Numbers 9. God instructs that an alien (i.e. a foreigner or outsider to the convenant) can participate in the Passover…

‘An alien living among you who wants to celebrate the LORD’s Passover must do so in accordance with its rules and regulations. You must have the same regulations for the alien and the native-born.’

There is no favoritism with God. And while at times, it looks like God is being exclusive, there are also hints like these which reveal His open welcome to all.

There is more to say… much more. But I think we’ve covered enough ground for one day.

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