Sunday, February 28, 2010

February Twenty Eight

Finally at the end of February. Wow I am hoping never to not have a computer again. Or just not give Jason all the computers at once. My goal is to be completely caught up this weekend so come Monday morning the eighth of March will be fresh and on schedult. PLEASE HOLD ME ACCOUNTABLE.

Duties of the Kohathite clan/ numbers 4:1-20
What is the significance of the colors?
. 8 They must spread a scarlet cloth over all of this, and finally a covering of fine goatskin leather on top of the scarlet cloth. Then they must insert the carrying poles into the table.

9 “Next they must cover the lampstand with a blue cloth, along with its lamps, lamp snuffers, trays, and special jars of olive oil. 10 Then they must cover the lampstand and its accessories with fine goatskin leather and place the bundle on a carrying frame.

11 “Next they must spread a blue cloth over the gold incense altar and cover this cloth with fine goatskin leather. Then they must attach the carrying poles to the altar. 12 They must take all the remaining furnishings of the sanctuary and wrap them in a blue cloth, cover them with fine goatskin leather, and place them on the carrying frame.

13 “They must remove the ashes from the altar for sacrifices and cover the altar with a purple cloth.

duties of the Gershonite clan/numbers 4:21-28

Duties of the Merarite clan/numbers 4:29-33

The census of the Levites/Numbers 4:34-49

Purity in Israel's camp/Numbers 5:1-10
Catholisism (sp?) scares me becuase of the idol worshipping and the praying to others than God. This though does sound like how the catholics confess and then the preist tells them what to do to be forgiven?? Any explanation for me???? 5 Then the Lord said to Moses, 6 “Give the following instructions to the people of Israel: If any of the people—men or women—betray the Lord by doing wrong to another person, they are guilty. 7 They must confess their sin and make full restitution for what they have done, adding an additional 20 percent and returning it to the person who was wronged.

Protecting Marital Faithfulness/Numbers 5:11-31
But what if the husband does not suspect anything? Does she just keep quiet?? “Suppose a man’s wife goes astray, and she is unfaithful to her husband 13 and has sex with another man, but neither her husband nor anyone else knows about it. She has defiled herself, even though there was no witness and she was not caught in the act. 14 If her husband becomes jealous and is suspicious of his wife and needs to know whether or not she has defiled herself, 15 the husband must bring his wife to the priest. He must also bring an offering of two quarts[m] of barley flour to be presented on her behalf. Do not mix it with olive oil or frankincense, for it is a jealousy offering—an offering to prove whether or not she is guilty.
Okay I am putting this whole section here. My questions are:
~Is this only for woman?
~This really scares me. It sounds more like going to a witch doctor or something out of a movie.
~What is this "bitter water".
~Did God always intervein and make the woman's belly swell and womb shrivel?
~It reminds me of alot of stories when the people would pick and choose who were guilty-Does that make sense.
~Are curses still put on people and generations?? I thought they were make believe.