Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | April 2, 2014

Our LORD’s Concern for the Poor: “For He will abundantly pardon.”

Today’s devotion comes from Leviticus 5:7-13.  Here is a link to this Scripture – http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Leviticus+5&version=NASB

I quote the following verses.

“7 ‘But if he cannot afford a lamb, then he shall bring to the Lord his guilt offering for that in which he has sinned, two turtledoves or two young pigeons, one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering.  …

11 ‘But if his means are insufficient for two turtledoves or two young pigeons, then for his offering for that which he has sinned, he shall bring the tenth of an ephah of fine flour for a sin offering; he shall not put oil on it or place incense on it, for it is a sin offering.  12 He shall bring it to the priest, and the priest shall take his handful of it as its memorial portion and offer it up in smoke on the altar, with the offerings of the Lord by fire:  it is a sin offering.  13 So the priest shall make atonement for him concerning his sin which he has committed from one of these, and it will be forgiven him;  then the rest shall become the priest’s, like the grain offering.’”  Leviticus Chapter 5:  Verses 7 and 11-13.

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“This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him And saved him out of all his troubles.”  Psalm 34:6.

“He will have compassion on the poor and needy, And the lives of the needy he will save.”  Psalm 72:13.

“He has given freely to the poor, His righteousness endures forever; His horn will be exalted in honor.”  Psalm 112:9.

“He raises the poor from the dust And lifts the needy from the ash heap,”  Psalm 113:7.

“I know that the Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted And justice for the poor.”  Psalm 140:12.

“1 Ho!  Every one who thirsts, come to the waters;
And you who have no money come, buy and eat.
Come, buy wine and milk
Without money and without cost.
2 “Why do you spend money for what is not bread,
And your wages for what does not satisfy?
Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good,
And delight yourself in abundance.
3 “Incline your ear and come to Me.
Listen, that you may live;
And I will make an everlasting covenant with you,
According to the faithful mercies shown to David.
4 “Behold, I have made him a witness to the peoples,
A leader and commander for the peoples.
5 “Behold, you will call a nation you do not know,
And a nation which knows you not will run to you,
Because of the Lord your God, even the Holy One of Israel;
For He has glorified you.”

6 Seek the Lord while He may be found;
Call upon Him while He is near.
7 Let the wicked forsake his way
And the unrighteous man his thoughts;
And let him return to the Lord,
And He will have compassion on him,
And to our God,
For He will abundantly pardon.”  Isaiah 55:1-7.

 


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