— Charles Spurgeon (@Spurgeon_) January 24, 2015
During this season of my life, I have experienced repeated times of aloneness with the Lord in the wee hours of the morning. It is not that I have set my alarm clock for these times. It is as if the Lord has awakened me for such meetings. Often I awaken with an individual or an issue on my mind that drives me to times of prayer.
This morning the meeting with the Lord was set for about 2:30. On the Lord’s agenda was a summons that I serve him and those in my circles through priestly intercession.
Two horrific episodes in the history of the American South bracket the story of Selma the movie. Within minutes of the opening, little girls at church in Birmingham are massacred by a bomb left in the church building which housed a black congregation. By the end of the movie, we witness the brutal beating of peaceful marchers by government forces.
In between these racist acts of violence, we witness the personal and organizational push to be able to exercise the right to vote. The organizational push is led by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Sojourn Music has released its latest CD. As a former member of Sojourn Church in Louisville, it is always with great joy that I experience the music they produce. God has amazingly gifted men and women in this church as modern day psalmists. Mike Cosper leads this ministry and has a great heart for the Lord and his church.
In addition to my previous connection, the keyboard player (Jonathan Barahona) from my current church (First Boynton) plays on this CD. He currently resides in Louisville and has connected with this ministry.
I have listened to all of the tracks on this work, but the one that stands out is Let Justice Roll (track #4). I previously saw online Mike Cosper refer to this song. When Barahona was in town for Christmas, this is the song he recommended to me.
This is the law of the burnt offering, of the grain offering, of the sin offering, of the guilt offering, of the ordination offering, and of the peace offering.
I don’t think that I am going very far out on a limb to say that the Bible reading plans of many derail somewhere in Leviticus. It all seems so foreign to us. And in some ways, it is. We do not live by this law, but live in light of the fulfillment of the law in the Lord Jesus. Yet we still are able to learn much from this earlier period of God’s covenantal relationship with his people.