Week of April 29 - Day 1

Scripture to Memorize: Psalm 29:11

May the Lord give strength to his people!
    May the Lord bless his people with peace!

Day 1 Read: Leviticus 26:3-7

3 “If you walk in my statutes and observe my commandments and do them, 4 then I will give you your rains in their season, and the land shall yield its increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit. 5 Your threshing shall last to the time of the grape harvest, and the grape harvest shall last to the time for sowing. And you shall eat your bread to the full and dwell in your land securely. 6 I will give peace in the land, and you shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid. And I will remove harmful beasts from the land, and the sword shall not go through your land. 7 You shall chase your enemies, and they shall fall before you by the sword. 

Reflect: In what way does God promise peace to his people? What conditions are attached to this promise? Where will the peace be realized?

Consider: Divine protection from both savage beasts and the sword (invading armies) would result in peace without fear, a plentiful harvest, and divine blessing in fulfillment of the Abrahamic Covenant (cf. Gen. 17:7–8).[1]

Respond: In what ways can you experience this Levitical promise of peace today? Where do you need God’s peace practically speaking?

 

[1]  F. Duane Lindsey, “Leviticus,” in The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures, ed. J. F. Walvoord and R. B. Zuck, vol. 1 (Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1985), 212.