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Outside the Camp

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September 13, 2021 8:00 pm

Outside the Camp

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September 13, 2021 8:00 pm

Friday was market day in the rural town in Ghana where I grew up. After all these years, I still recall one particular vendor. Her fingers and toes eroded by Hansen’s disease (leprosy), she would crouch on her mat and scoop her produce with a hollowed-out gourd. Some avoided her. My mother made it a point to buy from her regularly. I saw her only on market days. Then she would disappear outside the town.

In the time of the ancient Israelites, diseases like leprosy meant living “outside the camp.” It was a forlorn existence. Israelite law said of such people, “They must live alone” (Leviticus 13:45–46). Outside the camp was also where the carcasses of the sacrificial bulls were burned (Leviticus 4:12). Outside the camp was not where you wanted to be.

This harsh reality breathes life into the statement about Jesus in Hebrews 13: “Let us, then, go to him outside the camp, bearing the disgrace he bore” (v. 13). Jesus was crucified outside the gates of Jerusalem, a significant point when we study the Hebrew sacrificial system.

We want to be popular, to be honored, to live comfortable lives. But God calls us to go “outside the camp”—where the disgrace is. That’s where we’ll find the vendor with Hansen’s disease. That’s where we’ll find people the world has rejected. That’s where we’ll find Jesus.

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Welcome to today's encouragement from Our Daily Bread that is reading titled outside the camp was written by Tim gust sent Friday was market day in the rural town in Ghana where I grew up after all these years I still recall one particular vendor. Her fingers and toes eroded by Hansen's disease. Leprosy, she would crouch on her mat and scooper produce with a hollowed out gourd. Some avoided her. My mother made it a point to buy from her regularly sorrow only on market days.

Then she would disappear outside the town in the time of the ancient Israelites. Diseases like leprosy meant living outside the camp was a forlorn existence in Leviticus chapter 13 Israelite law set up such people. They must live alone outside the camp was also where the carcasses of the sacrificial bowls were burned outside the camp was not where you wanted to be this harsh reality breathes life into the statement about Jesus in Hebrews chapter 13 let us then go to him outside the camp bearing the disgrace, he bore Jesus was crucified outside the gates of Jerusalem a significant point when we study the Hebrew sacrificial system.

We want to be popular to be honored to live comfortable lives but God calls us to go outside the camp where the disgraces that's will find the vendor with Hansen's disease. That's where will find people the world has rejected. That's where we'll find Jesus today's Our Daily Bread devotional Scripture reading is from Hebrews chapter 13 verses 11 through 16.

The high priest carries the blood of animals into the most holy Place is a sin offering, but the bodies are burned outside the camp and so Jesus also suffered outside the city gate to make the people holy through his own blood.

Let us then go to him outside the camp bearing the disgrace, he bore for here we do not have an enduring city but we are looking for the city that is to come through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise, the fruit of lips that openly profess his name and do not forget to do good and to share with others or with such sacrifices God is pleased let's pray dear Jesus, give us the courage to reach people and places that may be uncomfortable for us. We know that it isn't the healthy, but the sick need healing that we go where you lead us as we share your love mercy and grace to those in need of a Savior.

In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

Today's encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread ministries


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