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The Thanksgiving Offering
Gratitude is probably the most important key to living in happiness and contentment. A gratefully hearted person is grateful in every situation. An ingrate is never happy.Read This Portions: Genesis — Deuteronomy
Obedience and Sacrifice
Paul urges us to present our bodies as a “living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God.” Is Paul asking us to build altars and literally sacrifice ourselves upon them? Of course not. Paul is using the sacrificial language as an illustration for obedience. He is urging us to set aside our stubborn wills.
The Lost Ark
Where is the ark of the covenant? One tradition has it that the ark was hidden in a secret cellar below the chamber of the woodshed where wood for the altar fires were kept. There it remained hidden through the Babylonian destruction, but its location was forgotten. Talmudic lore contains several traditions about the ark.
A Sign Between Us
The LORD told Israel, "This is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am the LORD who sanctifies you" (Exodus 31:13). Just as the diamond engagement ring represented that the girl was set apart for her fiancé, the Sabbath represents that Israel is sanctified by God.
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