Anointing and the Cross

The passage begins with the ritual of priestly ordination of Aaron and his sons. The blood of the ram is applied to the ear, thumb, and toe, organs of receptivity and action. The anointing reminded the priests to hear only the Word of God, to do only what the Lord wants, to go only where the Lord leads.

From the earliest times in the church, symbolic gestures came to be incorporated into the prayer of Christians, such as making the sign of the cross. There developed a variation by making three crosses with the thumb on the forehead, the lips and chest. “Christ in my mind, in my mouth and in my heart.”

The origin of morning and evening prayer is outlined from 29:38. God longs to dwell with you always.

Exodus 29:19—30:10

Learn about Bible Breaths Learn More…
Example: Christ in mind, in mouth and heart.

The Saturday passages follow the reading list that Jewish people use in their synagogue worship
throughout the world. They are taken from
“The Torah,” the first five books of the Bible from Genesis to Deuteronomy
that are read each year beginning with autumn.

For all the Firestarters I recommend the ebook.  You will have the entire program of well over a thousand of these introductions with you on your phone or tablet. Check the menu options at the site for more information

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