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Mar 18, 2020

In Numbers 15, we found out that there were sacrifices that could be made for unintentional sins— whether done by the whole community or by an individual. But there was no sacrifice to cover an intentional sin— such as working on the Sabbath, as was so clearly illustrated by the man who gathered wood on the Sabbath. Then at the very end of chapter 15, we heard the instruction about the tassels with a blue cord that was to hang on the four corners of the Israelites’ garments. Those are the tassels that Tevia in the musical Fiddler on the Roof doesn't know the meaning of.

While this is a song praising God’s unfailing love, I want you to notice today how some parts of this poem are so appropriate to the story about Dathan, Abiram, and Korah.

LUKE 23a:
Chapter 22 ended with Peter's denial of being a follower of Jesus, and we heard of the council's decision against Jesus.