Living is preparation for death
Leviticus 23 /Titus, Philemon
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23:22 When you harvest the crops of your land, do not harvest the grain along the edges of your fields, and do not pick up what the harvesters drop. Leave it for the poor and the foreigners living among you. I, the LORD, am your God.
3:3-9 Once we, too, were foolish and disobedient. We were misled by others and became slaves to many wicked desires and evil pleasures. Our lives were full of evil and envy. We hated others, and they hated us. But then God our Savior showed us his kindness and love. He saved us, not because of the good things we did, but because of his mercy. He washed away our sins and gave us a new life through the Holy Spirit. He generously poured out the Spirit upon us because of what Jesus Christ our Savior did. He declared us not guilty because of his great kindness. And now we know that we will inherit eternal life. These things I have told you are all true. I want you to insist on them so that everyone who trusts in God will be careful to do good deeds all the time. These things are good and beneficial for everyone.
Do not get involved in foolish discussions about spiritual pedigrees or in quarrels and fights about obedience to Jewish laws. These kinds of things are useless and a waste of time.
OT Flash Points
Festivals of remembrance and refreshing
NT Flash Points
Practical Godly living:
Compliance with God’s giving nature
Attention to where the lines are drawn
The healing neurosis – “Is it I?”
Don’t let failure corrupt the next action
Living is the grand preparation for death
Death of mortal life is emancipation for the prepared soul