TOPIC: FREEDOM IN THE BLOOD
"When people have a dispute, they are to take it to court and the judges will decide the case, acquitting the innocent and condemning the guilty. If the guilty person deserves to be beaten, the judge shall make them lie down and have them flogged in his presence with the number of lashes the crime deserves, but the judge must not impose more than forty lashes. If the guilty party is flogged more than that, your fellow Israelite will be degraded in your eyes.
Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain.
If brothers are living together and one of them dies without a son, his widow must not marry outside the family. Her husband’s brother shall take her and marry her and fulfill the duty of a brother-in-law to her. The first son she bears shall carry on the name of the dead brother so that his name will not be blotted out from Israel. However, if a man does not want to marry his brother’s wife, she shall go to the elders at the town gate and say, "My husband’s brother refuses to carry on his brother’s name in Israel. He will not fulfill the duty of a brother-in-law to me.” Then the elders of his town shall summon him and talk to him. If he persists in saying, "I do not want to marry her,” his brother’s widow shall go up to him in the presence of the elders, take off one of his sandals, spit in his face and say, "This is what is done to the man who will not build up his brother’s family line.”
By the reason of the blood that was shed on the cross of calvary we who have been redeemed are no more under the curse of sin and the strict punishment of being flogged. But those who persist in evil deeds will have their punishment in the day that Christ will appear for the second time. However let us strive to do righteousness for the reward of it is great and glorious.
Prayer:-celebrate Christ for the freedom that He has given us through the blood
pray for the full benefits of the blood; forgiveness, healing, sanctification, grace, etc.
What to meditate on:
Must Christians marry their deceased brother’s wife?