The Scriptures in 90 Days ~ Day 20 Check-In

Readings for this section ~ Wayyiqra (Leviticus) 26 - Shopetim (Judges) 11.

I read this section in 4 days, but I missed a day so it took me 5 days. Prep day is always a very busy day and there is always work to be done right up to the end of it, and that is the day I missed. I made up for it on Shabbat, though, and read a whole weeks worth in one day. :D

Really, really hoping that I don't slow down. It's so cool to know that I read through the whole Torah in 8 days. =)

Here is what stuck out to me this section:

~ Mosheh ~I could learn a lot from him about humbleness. YHVH says he is the most humble man on the face of the earth (Numbers 12:3)

~I loved the part in Bemidbar (Numbers 11), when the children of Yisrael are grumbling about not having meat and Mosheh tells YHVH that he is unable to bear all these people alone, because the burden is too heavy. So YHVH says to Mosheh to gather 70 men of the elders of Yisrael and He will take of the Spirit that is on Mosheh and put it on them.  When the Spirit rested on the 70, they all begin to prophesy in the camp. Then all but 2 men leave and the 2 continue prophesying in the camp. And Yehoshua (Joshua) bids Mosheh to make them stop ~ here's the part I love ~ Mosheh says, "Are you jealous for my sake? Oh, that all the people of YHVH were prophets, that YHVH would put His Spirit upon them!"  ~ Jealousy has no place in the heart of YHVH's servants!

~Loving the literal translation!! In Numbers 12, when Miryam and Aharon spoke against Mosheh because of the Kushite woman he took as a wife, YHVH says,

"Hear now My words: If your prophet is of YHVH, I make Myself known to him in a vision, and I speak to him in a dream. Not so with my servant Mosheh, he is trustworthy in all My house. I speak with him mouth to mouth, and plainly, not in riddles."

"Mouth to mouth" . . .  in other versions it says "face to face." The literal Hebrew is "peh el peh" which indeed is literally "mouth to mouth." We know that He did not speak with Mosheh "face to face" for Mosheh was not even allowed to see His face, so it reasons to be that when YHVH spoke to Mosheh "mouth to mouth," He was speaking clearly to him ("plainly, not in riddles") giving him understanding.

~ I've often wondered how they kept track of who was to enter into the promised land ~ duh, they took a census. (Num 26:2 and again just before they entered in).

~ Devarim (Deuteronomy) ~ the last book of (and one of my favorite books) of the Torah. I could write a whole post on this book! But I'll try to keep it short. ;-)

~ I have tons of yellow highlighter in chapter 4. The Words in this chapter are prophetic and we are living to see this prophecy fulfilled! We, who are spiritual seed of Yisrael, who are seeking to walk in His Torah, are returning to YHVH our Elohim and learning to obey His voice and I pray He has compassion on us and shows His loving-comittment to remember us and not forsake us!

~ The laws were "for our good always . . and it is righteousness for us when we guard to do all this command..."  (6:24-25) We should be zealous to guard His commands!

~ The choice: blessing or curse. Life or death. Blessing if you obey. Curse if you do not obey. (11)

~ "Do not do as we are doing here today - each one doing whatever is right in his own eyes." (12:8) Torah should be our standard in all that we do!

~ I am reminded of another purpose of the Torah (teachings, commands) when I read chapter 28 and 30.

The law does three things:

  • Teaches us how to live a righteous, set-apart life to YHVH our El

  • Pronounces blessings, life for obedience

  • Pronounces curses, punishment/death for breaking the law

Those who know Torah know that when Yeshua (Jesus) died, He paid the punishment for us. He didn't die so that we could continue to sin (as Paul says, may it never be!).  He died to give us life!

As a side note, I am sad for those who find the reading of the law burdensome or heavy. The law should be a delight! Just read Psalm 119. =)

~Yehoshua (Joshua) It didn't take long for the second generation to do evil in the sight of YHVH and forsake Him. This is why we are commanded to teach our children and grandchildren about YHVH.

I flew through Deuteronomy and Joshua in one Sabbath day. But, we were in the mountains and I had no other distractions. I also lost my highlighter. I will say that this was an easy read. I love how Deut. flows right into Joshua and then right into Judges.

I also loved the encouragement of my husband. It also has been nice to discuss things with him and I have relied on him to help me with the Hebrew names. I am on the look out for a list a names that we can print out and have handy to translate. Another helpful thing is to remember that J is replaced with Y. I still don't like that the w is replaced with v and still read David (I say it Da veed)  instead of Dawid.  But, I am getting ahead of myself.

This is my 20 day check-in. Reading completed 7/11 (day 9 of the challenge). I am currently on day 15 of the challenge and will finish up the reading for day 28 today.  I am ahead, but reading at a regular pace now. Especially since we stayed home this weekend.

By now, I am finding out how this challenge will work into my life. How about you? Have you had to rearrange your priorities? I feel like I am not a very good blogging friend right now. I am not able to read and leave as many comments as I did before.

1 comment

  1. Hi Michelle,
    I'm still with you, but pretty far behind. I've felt the attacks as I try to prevail and move forward. I did post an update in my Homemaker's Heart post today and a bit on my Sabbath thoughts, too. I'm going to keep plugging away, but I am wayyyy behind. Rather than feel behind, I'm just going to start fresh today and pray, pray, pray through all the attacks.