Daily Devotions

Daily Meditation on the Old Testament – Week 16 (April 18-24)

  • SundayPsalm 62           LSB 734 – I Trust, O Lord, Your Holy Name
  • 1. For whom alone do we wait for our salvation? v. 1, 5
  • 2. To what does the Psalmist compare the God of salvation? v. 2, 6
  • 3. Upon what are we not to place our trust? v. 10
  • 4. Upon whom are we to place our trust? v. 7-8
  • MondayLeviticus 19    LSB 434 – Lamb of God, Pure and Holy
  • 1. What does the LORD require us to be and why? v. 2 (Matthew 5:48)
  • 2. Since we break all the Commandments, what is the source of our holiness?
  • 3. What was one way which God declared a sinner forgiven in the O.T.? v. 22
  • 4. What was a Gospel motivation for the Israelites to keep God’s laws? v.36-37
  • TuesdayLeviticus 20    LSB 504 – Father Most Holy
  • 1. What was the punishment for killing a child by sacrifice to a false god? v.2-5
  • 2. Besides incest and bestiality, what else was an abomination to God? v. 13
  • 3. Why was God driving the inhabitants of Canaan out of the land? v. 23
  • 4. Why were the Israelites to separate clean and unclean food? v. 24-26
  • ThursdayLeviticus 23                  LSB 489 – Hail Thee, Festival Day v. 1-2
  • 1. What did the celebration of the Feast of Passover remind the Israelites?
  • 2. What did the celebration of the Feast of Weeks remind the Israelites?
  • 3. What did the celebration of the Feast of Booths remind the Israelites?
  • 4. What are some feasts we celebrate to remember how the Lord delivered us?
  • FridayLeviticus 25        LSB 832 – Jesus Shall Reign
  • 1. After sowing their fields for 6 years, what were the people to do on the 7th?
  • 2. After 7 Sabbath years, every 50 years, what happened in the year of Jubilee?
  • 3. Who gives our souls a Sabbath rest from our weariness? (Matthew 11:28-30)
  • 4. How did Jesus fulfill the year of Jubilee (year of the Lord’s favor) for us?
  • SaturdayIsaiah 50        LSB 724 – If God Himself Be for Me v. 1-5  tune LSB 915
  • 1. Besides Isaiah, what future prophet taught God’s Word? v. 4 (John 8:28-29)
  • 2. When did the suffering Servant give his back to blows & face to spitting? v.6
  • 3. What does it mean for the LORD’s Servant to set His face like a flint? v. 7
  • 4. Who will declare us guilty for all our sins? v. 9 (Romans 8:31-34)

For this week, memorize & meditate on the 10th Commandment & its meaning

Answers to Daily Meditation on the Old Testament – Week 16 (April 18-24)

  • SundayPsalm 62
  • 1. We wait for God alone to save us through His Son, Jesus Christ.
  • 2. God is our rock and fortress; therefore, we will not be shaken.
  • 3. We are not to trust in earthly riches or deceitful ways of getting them.
  • 4. We are to trust in God at all times for He is our refuge, salvation, and glory.
  • MondayLeviticus 19
  • 1. We are to be holy (perfect) by keeping His Commandments for God is holy.
  • 2. By His perfect keeping of the Law and His suffering and death, Jesus reconciles us to God and presents us as holy before Him. (Colossians 1:21-23)
  • 3. The Sacrament of the guilt offering made atonement & granted forgiveness.
  • 4. The LORD delivered them from their bondage in Egypt.
  • TuesdayLeviticus 20
  • 1. The community was to stone the perpetrator lest they be cut off from God.
  • 2. Homosexual acts punishable by death.
  • 3. Because of their murder of children, occult practices, and sexual immorality.
  • 4. They were to be holy (separate) from sinful (unclean) peoples around them.
  • WednesdayLeviticus 21           
  • 1. Because the Lord who is holy sanctifies us.  In the N.T. by the Lord’s Supper.
  • 2. Because Christ, our high priest, takes us to be His holy bride.
  • 3. He covers us with the garments of salvation & the robe of His righteousness.
  • 4. Above reproach, husband of one wife, temperate, self-controlled, able to teach, respectable, hospitable, not a lover of money, manage his family well.
  • ThursdayLeviticus 23
  • 1. How God delivered them from bondage in Egypt by the Passover Lamb.
  • 2. How God provided a harvest of grain, also called Pentecost.
  • 3. How God preserved them in the wilderness for 40 years in tents.
  • 4. Christmas (Incarnation), Easter (Resurrection), Pentecost (Harvest of Souls)
  • FridayLeviticus 25
  • 1. Let the land, people, servants, and animals have a Sabbath year of rest.
  • 2. Liberty proclaimed, land returned to families, slaves freed, loans written off
  • 3. Jesus takes the burdens of our sins & gives us the yoke of His righteousness.
  • 4. Jesus liberates us from captivity to sin, death, and the devil. (Luke 4:17-21)
  • SaturdayIsaiah 50
  • 1. Jesus Christ spoke with authority just as the Father taught Him.
  • 2. Jesus in His passion when he was flogged and mocked. (Matthew 26:67-68)
  • 3. Jesus resolutely set His face to go to Jerusalem to suffer and die. (Luke 9:51)
  • 4. No one because God justifies us by Christ who died, rose & intercedes for us.

Daily Meditation on the Old Testament – Week 15 (April 11-17)

  • SundayPsalm 51           LSB 956 – Create in Me
  • 1. After David commits adultery with Bathsheba, what does he confess? v. 1-4
  • 2. Besides his actual sins, what else is David guilty of? v. 5
  • 3. Besides blotting out his sin, what else does David desire God to do? v.10-12
  • 4. What is David able to do after repentance and turning back to God? v. 13
  • MondayLeviticus 8      LSB 682–God of the Prophets, Bless the Prophets’ Sons
  • 1. Who was present for the ordination of Aaron and his sons as priests? v. 3-4
  • 2. What identified the one who would hold the office of high priest? v. 5-12
  • 3. What was the purpose of the sacrifice and sprinkling Aaron with blood? v.34
  • 4. Who was anointed with the Holy Spirit to be our high priest? (Hebrews 3:1)
  • TuesdayLeviticus 9      LSB 431 – Not All the Blood of Beasts
  • 1. What was the purpose of Aaron making the sin offering & burnt offering? v.7
  • 2. How were these sacrifices like a New Testament Sacrament?
  • 3. What was the purpose of the peace offering? v. 18 (Leviticus 19:5-6)
  • 4. How was the peace offering like the Lord’s Supper?
  • WednesdayLeviticus 10     LSB 507 – Holy, Holy, Holy
  • 1. Why did the LORD consume the sons of Aaron, Nadab & Abihu with fire? v.1
  • 2. When were the priests not to indulge in wine or strong drink? v. 9
  • 3. Why were they to distinguish between holy & common, clean & unclean?
  • 4. How might you honor God’s presence and holiness in Divine worship?
  • ThursdayLeviticus 16                  LSB 550 Lamb of God
  • 1. When was the only time that Aaron could enter the most holy place? v. 2-5
  • 2. What did Aaron do with blood of the first sacrificial goat? v. 15-17
  • 3. What did Aaron do with the second goat, the scapegoat? v. 21-22
  • 4. After His baptism, how was Jesus like the scapegoat? (Mark 1:9-13)
  • FridayLeviticus 18        LSB 701 – Draw Us to Thee
  • 1. What did the LORD command concerning the life of the Israelites? v. 1-5
  • 2. What evil practice of the Canaanites did God prohibit? v. 21
  • 3. Besides incest and adultery, what else was an abomination to God? v. 22-23
  • 4. What would happen if the Israelites did sexual abominations? v. 24-30
  • SaturdayIsaiah 49        LSB 471 – O Sons and Daughters of the King
  • 1. Whom does the LORD call and name from the womb to deliver Israel? v. 1,5
  • 2. What was too light a thing for the LORD’s servant to do? v. 6
  • 3. When we feel forsaken by God, what should we remember? v. 14-16
  • 4. Though Christ was forsaken by God, how does He remember us?

For this week, memorize & meditate on the 9th Commandment and its meaning

Answers to Daily Meditation on the Old Testament – Week 15 (April 11-17)

  • SundayPsalm 51
  • 1. David confesses his actual sin against God and his need for God’s mercy.
  • 2. David confesses his original sin from conception, that is his sinful nature.
  • 3. Create a clean heart & right spirit in him & take not the Holy Spirit from him.
  • 4. Then David can teach other transgressors to return to God and learn His ways
  • MondayLeviticus 8
  • 1. The LORD told Moses to assemble all the congregation at the Tabernacle.
  • 2. The high priest wore holy vestments and was anointed with oil.
  • 3. To make atonement or satisfaction to God for his sins.
  • 4. Christ (the Anointed One) intercedes for us & atones for our sin on the cross.
  • TuesdayLeviticus 9
  • 1. To make atonement or satisfaction to God for his sins & the sins of the people
  • 2. God joins His Word of promise to a visible element for the forgiveness of sins
  • 3. The flesh from the sacrifice was to be eaten by the priests and Israelite families as a meal for holy communion with God.
  • 4. In the bread we eat Christ’s flesh sacrificed on the cross & commune w/ God.
  • WednesdayLeviticus 10           
  • 1. Because they offered unauthorized fire in a censor. God does not tolerate man’s arbitrary worship procedures but provides ordinances for worship.
  • 2. Before or during the time they carried out their liturgical duties for worship.
  • 3. All rituals were to protect God’s people from desecrating His holiness.
  • 4. By your attire, cleanliness, speech, behavior, attention, and reverence.
  • ThursdayLeviticus 16
  • 1. The Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur), washed & wearing the holy garments.
  • 2. He sprinkled it over the mercy seat to make atonement for sins.
  • 3. He confessed over it the sins of the people & sent it to the wilderness to die.
  • 4. As the sinner bearer of the world, the H.S. drove Him into the wilderness.
  • FridayLeviticus 18
  • 1. Not to walk in the ways of the Egyptians & Canaanites but the way of LORD.
  • 2. The killing and sacrifice of their children to the god, Molech.
  • 3. Homosexual acts and bestiality. (Romans 1:26-27)
  • 4. The LORD would punish their iniquity & they would be vomited from the land
  • SaturdayIsaiah 49
  • 1. While in Mary’s womb, the angel named Jesus which means “the Lord saves”
  • 2. To redeem only Israel. Christ would also bring salvation to the Gentiles.
  • 3. Like a mother her child, God will not forget us.  He engraves us on His hands.
  • 4. Christ bears the scars of the cross on His hands as a mark of His love for us.

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Daily Meditation on the Old Testament – Week 13 (March 28 -April 3)

Daily Meditation on the Old Testament – Week 12 (March 21-27)

Daily Meditation on the Old Testament – Week 11 (March 14-20)

Daily Meditation on the Old Testament – Week 10 (March 7-13)

Daily Meditation on the Old Testament – Week 9 (February 28-March 6)

Daily Meditation on the Old Testament – Week 8 (February 21-27)

Daily Meditation on the Old Testament – Week 7 (February 14-20)

Daily Meditation on the Old Testament – Week 6 (February 7-13)

Daily Meditation on the Old Testament – Week 5 (January 31-February 6)

Daily Meditation on the Old Testament – Week 4 (January 24-30)

Daily Meditation on the Old Testament – Week 3 (January 17-23)

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