The Nazarite vow was taken by individuals to say that they were being set apart for holiness.
Notice that a Nazarite was not to have anything alcoholic or even the potential of having alcohol. During those times the only way to be sure to not drink alcohol would be to stay away from grapes.
Why was a Nazarite to stay away from alcohol? Obvious-poor decisions are made while under in the influence of alcohol. So, why would Christians want to be under the influence of alcohol?
Why long hair for the Nazarite? Most likely because the long hair would identify the man as a Nazarite.
Aaron’s Benediction. We should pray this over others-May the Lord bless you and keep you, make His face shine on you and be gracious to you, lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace.
During these twelve days of sacrifices, there was a multitude of sacrifices with blood flowing everywhere. However, no matter how much blood was shed, it takes the blood of Jesus for the redemption of man. All of the sacrifices were only pointing to the sacrificial death of Jesus.
God’s presence was at the Ark of the Covenant. God would speak to Moses directly. We do not have to go to a church, a seminar, etc. for God to speak to us. He can speak to us wherever we are at. However, at the same time, church, seminars, etc. can help prepare our minds and heart to hear from God.
Jesus was coming against the religious leaders. This does not only appear to leaders. It applies to those Christians who say the right words, proclaim the right promises, but are living a life of deception.
Are you giving out of your surplus or are there times you are giving out of your need? If you are never giving sacrificially, then are you truly giving like this widow? This would mean for some that giving 10% is not enough because they can afford to give much more.
Notice it says that famines and earthquakes are the birth pains. Many say Jesus is coming soon because of all the recent earthquakes. That isn’t the real sign of Him coming soon, The true sign of Him coming soon is when you see heavy persecution of Christians in the U.S. and other countries known for their freedom.
Every rich person should read this Proverb. In fact, there should be a Bible tract made with this passage of Scripture and given to every rich person. There is a ministry for somebody.
Do you want a long life? Then don’t live like the wicked. Do you want real long life-eternal life? Then don’t live like the unsaved.