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“The fire shall ever be burning upon the altar; it shall never go out.” Leviticus 6:13. Daily Bible reading has been in Leviticus this week. The Israelites were given so many rules to follow concerning the sacrifices they would make to God. The animal had to be without blemish, and specific for whatever offering it was being used for. There were lists of what was required for different sins they committed. The priest had to follow specific procedures for each offering. Can you imagine having to take an animal to the place of worship, and have the priest kill it…

“And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” (2 Timothy 4:4) Growing up, most of us read fairy tale stories. There are stories of princesses saved by their heroes, stories of mythical creatures and lands, etc. Some of us loved reading those type of stories and maybe even read them to our children. While reading these books, maybe you imagined yourself a part of the story. Maybe you imagined yourself doing things or going to far away places. You became a part of the story, the fable. The Bible, to some people, has…

“And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers.” Luke 2:47 We have all heard the story about Jesus and his visit to Jerusalem when He was twelve years old. Instead of leaving for home with his family, He went to the temple and talked with the learned men who gathered there. They were astonished at the way He communicated with them. They did not realize how privileged they were to be the first ordinary people to hold a conversation with God in visible form. It was several years later that Jesus would begin His earthly ministry…