Oct. 18. Additional Instructions from God

Lev. 24:1-23

The light that illuminated the tabernacle was produced by the golden lampstand. The oil that fueled the seven lamps was to be completely pure with no additives. God’s word today is the light that illuminates our way. It is to be kept pure with no additions.

Twelve cakes of unleavened bread representing the twelve tribes of Israel were placed upon the table of showbread each Sabbath and remained until the next Sabbath. Under the Christian dispensation, unleavened bread each first day of the week represents the body of Christ, who died for the sins of man.

There is much misuse of God’s name in the world today. Under the Law of Moses, such blasphemy was punished by stoning the guilty individual.

In order to protect lives and prevent bodily harm, murderers were executed. Those inflicting bodily injuries and maiming whether rich or poor were subjected to the same punishment as the offense they had dealt to others.