February 18 Bible Reading

Leviticus 8

Consecration of Aaron and His Sons

1  And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

2  Take Aaron and his sons with him, and the garments, and the anointing oil, and a bullock for the sin offering, and two rams, and a basket of unleavened bread;

3  And gather thou all the congregation together unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.

4  And Moses did as the LORD commanded him; and the assembly was gathered together unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.

5  And Moses said unto the congregation, This is the thing which the LORD commanded to be done.

6  And Moses brought Aaron and his sons, and washed them with water.

7  And he put upon him the coat, and girded him with the girdle, and clothed him with the robe, and put the ephod upon him, and he girded him with the curious girdle of the ephod, and bound it unto him therewith.

8  And he put the breastplate upon him: also he put in the breastplate the Urim and the Thummim.

9  And he put the mitre upon his head; also upon the mitre, evenupon his forefront, did he put the golden plate, the holy crown; as the LORD commanded Moses.

10  And Moses took the anointing oil, and anointed the tabernacle and all that wastherein, and sanctified them.

11  And he sprinkled thereof upon the altar seven times, and anointed the altar and all his vessels, both the laver and his foot, to sanctify them.

12  And he poured of the anointing oil upon Aaron’s head, and anointed him, to sanctify him.

13  And Moses brought Aaron’s sons, and put coats upon them, and girded them with girdles, and put bonnets upon them; as the LORD commanded Moses.

14  And he brought the bullock for the sin offering: and Aaron and his sons laid their hands upon the head of the bullock for the sin offering.

15  And he slew it; and Moses took the blood, and put it upon the horns of the altar round about with his finger, and purified the altar, and poured the blood at the bottom of the altar, and sanctified it, to make reconciliation upon it.

16  And he took all the fat that was upon the inwards, and the caul above the liver, and the two kidneys, and their fat, and Moses burned it upon the altar.

17  But the bullock, and his hide, his flesh, and his dung, he burnt with fire without the camp; as the LORD commanded Moses.

18  And he brought the ram for the burnt offering: and Aaron and his sons laid their hands upon the head of the ram.

19  And he killed it; and Moses sprinkled the blood upon the altar round about.

20  And he cut the ram into pieces; and Moses burnt the head, and the pieces, and the fat.

21  And he washed the inwards and the legs in water; and Moses burnt the whole ram upon the altar: it was a burnt sacrifice for a sweet savour, andan offering made by fire unto the LORD; as the LORD commanded Moses.

22  And he brought the other ram, the ram of consecration: and Aaron and his sons laid their hands upon the head of the ram.

23  And he slew it; and Moses took of the blood of it, and put itupon the tip of Aaron’s right ear, and upon the thumb of his right hand, and upon the great toe of his right foot.

24  And he brought Aaron’s sons, and Moses put of the blood upon the tip of their right ear, and upon the thumbs of their right hands, and upon the great toes of their right feet: and Moses sprinkled the blood upon the altar round about.

25  And he took the fat, and the rump, and all the fat that wasupon the inwards, and the caul above the liver, and the two kidneys, and their fat, and the right shoulder:

26  And out of the basket of unleavened bread, that wasbefore the LORD, he took one unleavened cake, and a cake of oiled bread, and one wafer, and put them on the fat, and upon the right shoulder:

27  And he put all upon Aaron’s hands, and upon his sons’ hands, and waved them for a wave offering before the LORD.

28  And Moses took them from off their hands, and burnt themon the altar upon the burnt offering: they wereconsecrations for a sweet savour: it is an offering made by fire unto the LORD.

29  And Moses took the breast, and waved it for a wave offering before the LORD: for of the ram of consecration it was Moses’ part; as the LORD commanded Moses.

30  And Moses took of the anointing oil, and of the blood which was upon the altar, and sprinkled it upon Aaron, andupon his garments, and upon his sons, and upon his sons’ garments with him; and sanctified Aaron, and his garments, and his sons, and his sons’ garments with him.

31  And Moses said unto Aaron and to his sons, Boil the flesh atthe door of the tabernacle of the congregation: and there eat it with the bread that is in the basket of consecrations, as I commanded, saying, Aaron and his sons shall eat it.

32  And that which remaineth of the flesh and of the bread shall ye burn with fire.

33  And ye shall not go out of the door of the tabernacle of the congregation in seven days, until the days of your consecration be at an end: for seven days shall he consecrate you.

34  As he hath done this day, sothe LORD hath commanded to do, to make an atonement for you.

35  Therefore shall ye abide atthe door of the tabernacle of the congregation day and night seven days, and keep the charge of the LORD, that ye die not: for so I am commanded.

36  So Aaron and his sons did all things which the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses.

Leviticus 9

The Lord Accepts Aaron’s Offering

1  And it came to pass on the eighth day, that Moses called Aaron and his sons, and the elders of Israel;

2  And he said unto Aaron, Take thee a young calf for a sin offering, and a ram for a burnt offering, without blemish, and offer them before the LORD.

3  And unto the children of Israel thou shalt speak, saying, Take ye a kid of the goats for a sin offering; and a calf and a lamb, both of the first year, without blemish, for a burnt offering;

4  Also a bullock and a ram for peace offerings, to sacrifice before the LORD; and a meat offering mingled with oil: for to day the LORD will appear unto you.

5  And they brought that which Moses commanded before the tabernacle of the congregation: and all the congregation drew near and stood before the LORD.

6  And Moses said, This is the thing which the LORD commanded that ye should do: and the glory of the LORD shall appear unto you.

7  And Moses said unto Aaron, Go unto the altar, and offer thy sin offering, and thy burnt offering, and make an atonement for thyself, and for the people: and offer the offering of the people, and make an atonement for them; as the LORD commanded.

8  Aaron therefore went unto the altar, and slew the calf of the sin offering, which was for himself.

9  And the sons of Aaron brought the blood unto him: and he dipped his finger in the blood, and put it upon the horns of the altar, and poured out the blood at the bottom of the altar:

10  But the fat, and the kidneys, and the caul above the liver of the sin offering, he burnt upon the altar; as the LORD commanded Moses.

11  And the flesh and the hide he burnt with fire without the camp.

12  And he slew the burnt offering; and Aaron’s sons presented unto him the blood, which he sprinkled round about upon the altar.

13  And they presented the burnt offering unto him, with the pieces thereof, and the head: and he burnt them upon the altar.

14  And he did wash the inwards and the legs, and burnt themupon the burnt offering on the altar.

15  And he brought the people’s offering, and took the goat, which was the sin offering for the people, and slew it, and offered it for sin, as the first.

16  And he brought the burnt offering, and offered it according to the manner.

17  And he brought the meat offering, and took an handful thereof, and burnt it upon the altar, beside the burnt sacrifice of the morning.

18  He slew also the bullock and the ram for a sacrifice of peace offerings, which was for the people: and Aaron’s sons presented unto him the blood, which he sprinkled upon the altar round about,

19  And the fat of the bullock and of the ram, the rump, and that which covereth the inwards,and the kidneys, and the caul above the liver:

20  And they put the fat upon the breasts, and he burnt the fat upon the altar:

21  And the breasts and the right shoulder Aaron waved for a wave offering before the LORD; as Moses commanded.

22  And Aaron lifted up his hand toward the people, and blessed them, and came down from offering of the sin offering, and the burnt offering, and peace offerings.

23  And Moses and Aaron went into the tabernacle of the congregation, and came out, and blessed the people: and the glory of the LORD appeared unto all the people.

24  And there came a fire out from before the LORD, and consumed upon the altar the burnt offering and the fat: whichwhen all the people saw, they shouted, and fell on their faces.

Romans 11:25-36

The Mystery of Israel’s Salvation

25  For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.

26  And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:

27  For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.

28  As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers’ sakes.

29  For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.

30  For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief:

31  Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy.

32  For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.

33  O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!

34  For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor?

35  Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again?

36  For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.

Romans 12:1-8

A Living Sacrifice

1  I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

2  And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Gifts of Grace

3  For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

4  For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:

5  So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.

6  Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;

7  Or ministry, let us wait on ourministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching;

8  Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.

Psalms 21

The King Rejoices in the Lord’s Strength

1  To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The king shall joy in thy strength, O LORD; and in thy salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!

2  Thou hast given him his heart’s desire, and hast not withholden the request of his lips. Selah.

3  For thou preventest him with the blessings of goodness: thou settest a crown of pure gold on his head.

4  He asked life of thee, andthou gavest it him, even length of days for ever and ever.

5  His glory is great in thy salvation: honour and majesty hast thou laid upon him.

6  For thou hast made him most blessed for ever: thou hast made him exceeding glad with thy countenance.

7  For the king trusteth in the LORD, and through the mercy of the most High he shall not be moved.

8  Thine hand shall find out all thine enemies: thy right hand shall find out those that hate thee.

9  Thou shalt make them as a fiery oven in the time of thine anger: the LORD shall swallow them up in his wrath, and the fire shall devour them.

10  Their fruit shalt thou destroy from the earth, and their seed from among the children of men.

11  For they intended evil against thee: they imagined a mischievous device, which they are not able to perform.

12  Therefore shalt thou make them turn their back, when thou shalt make ready thine arrowsupon thy strings against the face of them.

13  Be thou exalted, LORD, in thine own strength: so will we sing and praise thy power.