Notes: April 2, 2008 – Leviticus 24

Oil and bread, and a foul-mouth son

I. Give me oil in my lamp, keep it burning… (1-4)

II. Man shall not live by bread alone; but there’d better be bread on the table every day…(5-9)

III. Watch your mouth son, or the neighbors will kill you…(10-23)

Meditation Points:

  • How often have you heard a TV chef recommend extra-virgin olive oil? Do you see what kind of oil God requires for the oil-burning lamps in the Tabernacle?
  • The way to God is not a leap in the dark; it is a well-lit path of repentance and faith in His Son Jesus.
  • 12 loaves of bread on the table? 12 sons of Jacob, 12 tribes of Israel.
  • His mother was a Hebrew; his father was not. It’s too bad that this son of Shelomith didn’t listen to his mother as did another son of a mixed marriage (Timothy, in Acts 16:1-3)
  • See the death penalty for blasphemy and murder.
  • Eye for eye, tooth for tooth. Isn’t that how God’s justice works today?
  • “For I am the Lord your God.” (v. 22). Is there a better reason to obey God?
  • One law for citizens and the same law for foreigners.