Today is day 9 of the Bible in 90 days Challenge. I am half way through Leviticus. It is amazing to be blazing through the Bible at such lightning speed and to be honest I got a little behind the first week. But thankfully Sabbath afternoon I spent a little extra time catching up.
It is about 40 minutes worth of readying every day. This a luxury I do not get easily but I have made this commitment of getting up at 5 am every morning. Oh, believe me it has not been easy–most mornings I am so tired I just want to roll over and snuggle deeper in the covers. But I have not regretted making the “sacrifice”. This time has also made it possible for some quiet time and alone time to exercise. It is so much easier to exercise without a little one hanging on to your leg.
In my reading today the thing that struck me was the incredible detail that was involved in atoning sin and that sin has a price that must be paid. Thankfully we have Jesus. I am so thankful that His blood paid the price of sin. But we still live in a sinful world and although I am not saying that we must live in a constant state of worry, “Have I sinned?” Yes, God freely forgives but He also says that we must ask. The psalmist said “search my heart”. I have become convicted that I do not search my heart as I should, asking forgiveness of my fellow-man (namely my family) and of God.