Leviticus 23:8 – Ordinary Work

Today’s readings: Lev 22:17‐23:44, Mark 9:30‐10:12, Ps 44:1‐8, Prov 10:19

Leviticus 23:8 “…You shall do no ordinary work.”

This phrase is repeated six times in chapter 23 when God is describing the feasts he wants his people to observe during the year. They are to celebrate God’s work and his person and “do no ordinary work.”

Our culture has forgotten how to unplug. I know this gets in the way of me and God. I want to learn how to take extended time out the year to focus on God and do “no ordinary work.”

What helps you unplug from your ordinary work?

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4 thoughts on “Leviticus 23:8 – Ordinary Work

  1. I need to talk to my Lord. I will walk, often in the woods or down by the lake that Ithaca is off of, and I just start talking to Him. I make sure I’m alone so I won’t be tempted to hold back as to not look strange, this is an important conversation. From there, I open my heart up and praise, vent, lift up other people, wonder aloud, confess, and repent. Moments like these can take awhile but by the time I’m done worldly things just aren’t on my mind anymore.

    1. Will, I think we need all need to make time to do what you are describing more often. However, we get to sucked into our schedules. Wasn’t it Luther who said “I am much to busy not to spend a lot of time praying.”

  2. This reminds me of something Tozer wrote in Pursuit of God:

    “It is not what a man does that determines whether his work is sacred or secular, it is why he does it. The motive is everything. Let a man sanctify the Lord God in his heart and he can thereafter do no common act … For such a man, living itself will be a priestly ministration.”

    I want to live like that – in such a way that everything I do is holy because He is holy.

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