- Nov 4, 2004
Numbers, wow and congratulations. It's always good to keep in mind when reading the Torah in regard to the priestly services, they were patterned after heavenly realities. (Exodus 25:40 and Hebrews 8:5 ). If your not familiar with types and anti-types then it may be a bit confusing. As far as ignorance, we are all guilty. We do things that in our heart, we believe are correct and good for a given circumstance, but later find it wasn't so good after all.I'm up to Numbers now. Reading about the Tabernacle and dipping birds in the blood of other birds(guess that's what ruling over animals means) and the difference between sin offerings and free will offerings and seasonal offerings was not very compelling to be honest. The parts about what a person should do if they commit a sin when they were ignorant of that sin were confusing since I thought people couldn't be ignorant of any sin in their heart or something.
Good observation and if you asked 10 Christians this question, you would certainly get 10 responses. If you asked the Orthodox Jew, it may be a bit more uniform since they understand the Tanach far better than Christians which is what our NT is founded upon.Anyway, I've thought more about biblical implications on daily life. All christians by definition love all other christians and anybody can be saved, right? What about psychopaths? First I want to clarify some things.
Ill just make this simple....
Luke 18:26-27 New King James Version (NKJV)
26 And those who heard it said, “Who then can be saved?”
27 But He said, “The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.”
When God finished creation he relaxed, looked back and said, "It is very good"Another thing. What's value does living have? If anybody, no matter how young, has a soul, isn't dying as soon as possible preferrable?
There is much beauty that surrounds us each and every day. I'm in no hurry to die.
John 10:10 NKJV
The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.