The Hebrew word khesed is one of the most common descriptions of God in the Hebrew Bible, and it’s almost impossible to translate into any other language! This word is rich with meaning, combining the ideas of love, loyalty, and generosity. Join us as we explore this fascinating Hebrew word and how it shapes our understanding of God’s character.
Today our reading comes from Leviticus 8-10 the first priests are ordained and immediately disobey God’s commands. These readings show us the importance that God puts on sacrifice to Him and following His commands.
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Let’s rewind this story. In Exodus 4:13-14, Moses tries to turn down the command from God to lead the Israelites out of Egypt. It says “The LORD’s anger burned against Moses.” Then God gives him Aaron to speak for him.
Aaron then builds a golden calf for the people to worship.
His sons are now killed because of disobedience in their priestly roles.
Learning from the example of Moses, I feel like this is a good lesson for all of us regarding the consequences of not listening to, trusting, and following what God is calling us to.