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Feb 28, 2019

LEVITICUS 14:
After hearing about the serious skin diseases in Leviticus 13, today we hear of the regulations if someone is healed from one. Note that these regulations were probably very seldom performed— until perhaps when Jesus caused a wave of men who had been healed to come with offerings.

Note that our modern translations use either ‘serious skin disease’ or ‘contagious skin disease’ instead of calling these ‘leprosy’ as in older translations. Leprosy— also called Hanson’s Disease, is a very different disease from the ones described in Scripture.

PSALM 17:
This is one of David’s poems. Olsen quotes Spurgeon commenting on this psalm: “David would never have been [called] a man after God's own heart if he had not been a man of prayer. He was a master in the sacred art of supplication.”

LUKE 11b:
Yesterday in the first half of Luke 11, Jesus taught about prayer, and persistence in prayer, and He refuted those who slandered him saying that he worked by the power of Satan. Jesus also taught that demons can leave on their own, but the spiritual vacuum will result in more demons than before.