Physically challenged people and persons otherwise handicapped wre not permitted to serve as priests in the Holy Testament. There is a valid principle at work: only that which is without defect can approach the altar. Only what is complete and the best is to be given to God.
Thank God for Jesus! He is the only perfect One who is also willing to share the perfection of grace with all those who give their lives to him. Thus, there is no need for us literally to fulfill the principle hehind restricting servants of the Lord to whole persons; Jesus makes us whole.
While all this is true, still be sure that you are giving your best to the Lord. Your whole heart, your complete intention, your number-one desire is to dedicate your life to God alone.
This is the first of three parts of the Torah Portion Emor (Say)
Conservative and Reform Jewish congregations read only this part this year,
as also in this Bible plan.
Here is the entire portion in all three parts.
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Example: Holiness making wholeness 21:16
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