Just a heads up for those of you who may be listening with young ears around. In our reading from Leviticus chapter 18 today, God tells Moses the laws relating to forbidden sexual practices. I thought you should know.
And in Mark chapter 2, Jesus calls a tax collector to follow him.
Today we’re reading from the God’s Word translation .
Before we get to the reading, I want to let you know that I am not exactly sure when the next episode will be. Tomorrow of course is Sunday, so that’s our regular day off around here, but Monday is when my son, Steven, has his second surgery. We have to be at the hospital at 5 a.m., and the procedure could take as long as ten hours. And then there will likely be several days in the hospital. I don’t know what kind of schedule we will have, as the hospital is just over 40 miles from home. Just know that I will get back to you as soon as I possibly can. In the mean time, your prayers are very much appreciated.
And now, let’s begin.
May God bless the reading of His Word.
So until this point, the law concerning the various things talked about in Leviticus had not been codified, or written down. But notice what God said to Moses at the end of this section: “The people of the land who were there before you did all these disgusting things. As a result, the land has become unclean.” The point is that it is not the law that makes these practices wrong. The law only points out that they are wrong. The people who practiced them suffered judgement because it was inherently wrong.
And in Mark, we see the importance of believing friends. Never minimize the importance of having Godly friends, especially when you are down. If you’re like me, when things are going badly, you have a tendency to want to withdraw from the world. What would have been the fate of the paralyzed man if he had done that? As we see, his friends had great faith which caused them to bring him to Jesus. When you feel hopeless, surround yourself with friends who can lift your case to the Savior. Don’t withdraw. Just like the wolf who tries to separate the weak caribou from the herd, satan loves to see us withdraw from believing friends when we are weak. Stay close to the group. Hang on to good friends.
And that is what I’m doing here. Please pray for Steven over the next few days. Pray for the entire Webb family. Lift us up to the Father. Pray that the doctor and the entire medical team at UCI Med Center are particularly on their game Monday morning while Steven is in surgery. I appreciate it.
Also, to help defray the huge medical bills, a company here in southern California called Violent Gentlemen, has designed a really cool T-shirt for Steven’s cause. All proceeds from the sales of this specific design will go towards the medical bills. If you’re interested, go to StevenWebb.net/shirts and look at the design called “Blood Paints A Path”. Please note, the URL is StevenWebb.net/shirts, not .com. Dot Net.
It’s a good looking design. I hope you check it out.
If you want to keep up with what’s going on with Steven, I’ll be posting updates on my Facebook wall. My Facebook url is facebook.com/steve.webb
Until we see each other again, may God bless you richly. I’m Steve Webb.