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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…

You received a gift from God when I placed my hands on you to ordain you. Now I’m reminding you to fan that gift into flames. God didn’t give us a cowardly spirit but a spirit of power, love, and good judgment. (2 Timothy:6-7, GW) It’s a cool day and you are on a beach making a fire. You and your friends are all huddled around a little pile of sticks and paper and you have only one match to get it started.  You decide to light the paper first because you are certain that it will burn.  You watch as…