Leviticus 17:11 – Life Blood

Daily Devotional Bible Verse

For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it for you on the altar to make atonement for your souls, for it is the blood that makes atonement by the life. (Leviticus 17:11 ESV)

Blood is almost always indicative that something went wrong. People everywhere, of almost every age, understand that blood on the outside of a person means something bad has happened.

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2 Timothy 2:7 – Think Deeply and Clearly by Pastor John Piper

Bible Verse of the Day

Think over what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything. 2 Timothy 2:7 ESV

Timothy: Wait a minute, Paul. You tell me to think, but isn’t the organ of our thinking fallen and unreliable?

Paul: Yes, your mind is fallen and fallible. Yes, it is prone to self-justifying errors. But Christ is in the business of “renewing the mind” (Romans 12:2; Ephesians 4:23). Do you think there is some unfallen part of you that you could substitute for your mind? We are fallen and depraved in every part. You can’t retreat from thinking into some other safe, untainted faculty of knowing. Take note, Timothy: even in raising the objection against thinking you are thinking! You can’t escape the necessity of thinking. God’s call is to do it well.

Timothy: But, Paul, I don’t want to become a cold, impersonal intellectual.

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John 8:17-18 – Verum Dictum

Daily Devotional Bible Verse

In your Law it is written that the testimony of two people is true. I am the one who bears witness about myself, and the Father who sent me bears witness about me. (John 8:17-18 ESV)

It was a maxim of Jewish law, “that the testimony of two people is true.” Simply put, two corroborating witnesses are more likely in the truth than one. This was derived from Deuteronomy 17:6, where “at the mouth of two witnesses shall he that is worthy of death be put to death.” Two witnesses were required, in favor of life, that in a case punishable by death, as with a case of treason, ample evidence of the accused’s guilt would be supplied. The Pharisees accused Jesus of false testimony on the grounds that he bore witness about himself, but that was not so. As Jesus reminded them, “the Father who sent me bears witness about me.” The Father and his Spirit bore witness about Jesus at the Jordan.

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