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Day 51: You First

The Daily Word: Saturday, February 20th, 2021
Leviticus 9:7-10:20
Mark 4:26-5:20
Psalm 37:30-40
Proverbs 10:6-7
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:
And Moses said to Aaron, “Go to the altar, offer your sin offering and your burnt offering, and make atonement for yourself and for the people. Offer the offering of the people, and make atonement for them, as the Lord commanded.” – Lev. 9:7

Your life is not just about you; it’s about others. Aaron’s responsibility was to make an offering for God’s people so they could be forgiven from their sin! But first he had to make atonement for himself. He had to get right with God before he could be any help to others.

Help other people! But never allow your desire to help others to negate your responsibility to cultivate your own personal relationship with Jesus. Lead other people to Him! But first enjoy communion with Him for yourself. If you want to be any good to others, you have to foster intimacy with Jesus in your own life first.

It’s not selfish to take care of yourself. Spend some time with Jesus today. You need it; and the people around you need it too.


Father, thank You for intimacy with Jesus! Help me never to lost sight of the importance of a living, active relationship with Him. I know that I can only have something to pour out to others when I allow You to pour into me first.

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