Thursday, January 10, 2008

Clean Heart, Part Three

Thanks for the great feedback on this study - I am really enjoying and benefiting from it and hope anyone else who is interested is also!

Continuing on in our word study of each verse using the word clean:

3: Numbers 8:6 ~ the setting apart of the Levites and the procedure for cleansing
1: Numbers 9:13 ~ to be ceremonially clean, on a journey and not celebrate Passover was a sin
1: Numbers 18:11 ~ offerings that could be eaten by the priests/Levites and their households which required them to be ceremonially clean to eat it.
1: Numbers 18:13 ~ see Numbers 18:11
1: Numbers 19:9 ~ only a clean man could gather the ashes to be used in the water(for the purification of sins) for cleansing
3: Numbers 19:12 ~ touching a dead body required two days (day 3 and 7) of cleansing
1: Numbers 19:18 ~ the procedure for cleansing a home from a death
1 and 3: Numbers 19:19 ~ the procedure for cleansing a person in that home from a death
3: Numbers 31:23 ~ Anything that could withstand fire was to be purified by fire;
3: Numbers 31:24 ~ everything else by water; even clothes to be cleansed from battle
1: Deuteronomy 12:15 ~ If God's dwelling place is too far to go to slaughter animals, do so in your own town and all may eat whether clean or unclean
1: Deuteronomy 12:22 ~ see 12:15
1: Deuteronomy 14:11 ~ any clean bird you may eat
1: Deuteronomy 14:20 ~ any clean winged creature you may eat
1: Deuteronomy 15:22 ~ to eat an animal with a defect did not require ceremonial cleansing
3: 2 Kings 5:14 ~ Naaman healed of leprosy
1: 2 Chronicles 13:11 ~ bread offered to the Lord was placed on a ceremonially clean table
1: 2 Chronicles 30:17 ~ the Levites prepared the Passover lambs for all who were not ceremonially clean
4: 2 Chronicles 30:19 ~ Hezekiah prayed that God would cleanse all who truly sought God even if they were not clean according to the rules.

This will take at least two more installments to complete - then, I'll share the definitions of the Hebrew/Greek words and get more practical as far as questions we can be asking ourself during this study or in relation to the term Clean Heart!

For more inspiration on this topic, be sure to check out the following two links (thanks, Rebecca!) to Sally Clarkson's blog. These posts were a perfect fit for what we are talking about here and I enjoyed reading her thoughts!

De-Cluttering - the Secret to Peace and Rest

Also, Wendi shares her thoughts after following these posts about a clean heart.


MyHeartIsAlwaysHome said...

Thanks for linking to me. I have been very inspired by this series!

Anonymous said...

These scriptures really opened my eyes--I am so glad you psoted them! I needed to see, in one list like you gave, just how often God reminds us to be clean! Thank you!

Patty said...

Thank you for posting this Monica!

Be Well!

Lora said...

Hi Monica! I found out about your blog from Marianna (who goes to church with you). We went to college together years ago and still keep in touch. Anyway, just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed looking at your blog. Such an encouragement! I've seen your face around on etsy, too! I have a shop there, too. Check out my blog when you get a chance. Have a great day, Lora

Joy said...

I so enjoyed reading your blog tonight and seeing all the great scripture. I know you are encouraging many!
Sally Clarkson