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Jeremiah 13: Symbol of the Linen Sash

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The linen sash. God commands Jeremiah to illustrate a message to the people through a symbolic act. The prophet was to make a sash of linen, a fine fabric that was used for the priestly garments (Exod. 28.39). It was to be worn as part of his clothing.

When placed on “his loins,” that is, around his waist next to his skin, it would symbolize the intimate communion that the Lord wanted to have with Israel.

The Most High was teaching the man can only have life and fulfill His purposes when he is connected to Him. He also instructed that the sash should not be washed to represent the dirt accumulated from their lack of repentance.

As long as the sash was new and clean, it showed the purity and holiness of their first love. but when it became dirty, it revealed the spiritual and moral filth of those who had broken their Covenant with God. Israel had been chosen by the Most High to be a kingdom of priests, a sign of their spiritual position in the world (Exod. 19.6). Yet they failed by disregarding His Holy Commandments.

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Exodus 13: The Firstborn Consecrated

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The Divine Teachings preserve life and should never be forgotten.

This is why the Almighty instructs us about where we should keep His Law: between the eyes , in the hand and in the mouth, so that we may think, act and speak about it.

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Exodus 12: The Passover Instituted

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The Hebrew’s Lives began at this point, and so this month was considered the most important. By changing their calendar, God demonstrated that nothing would continue to be the same. Important events like a new job, marriage, a university degree, the birth of a child, all change our lives, but none of this compares to when we come to know the Lord Jesus . Only then does true life begin. The years we spent “enjoying”” the pleasures of this world, in slavery and suffering , are then only remembered as a testimony of the greatness and power of God.

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Luke 17: Jesus Warns of Offenses

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Take heed to yourselves. Before teaching about forgiveness, the Lord Jesus asked everyone to examine themselves. He earnestly urged all of us to pay careful attention to our conduct so we do not offend or cause others to stumble in faith. Hurting yourself is unthinkable; so, imagine how insane it would be to hurt others. Doing so will generate pain in both the victim and perpetrator.

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