Reading #1 – Numbers 6
Reading #2 – Psalms 66
Reading #3 – Proverbs 4
Reading #4 – Matthew 1
Reading #5 – 1 Peter 5
Numbers 6 – Law of the Nazarite. The vow of the Nazirite can be taken either by the male or the female (2). Only one person has taken the vow and he was cast upon him at birth (Judges 14:8-10). According to research, the “vow of the Nazirite” is the equivalent of being a “monk”. The person who takes the oath must not cut their hair, drink fermented drinks, or be in the presence of a dead person until the end of the period of the oath (3-5). For young Samson, it was commanded at birth how his parents were to raise him. “This is the ritual law for Nazirites. After their time of separation as Nazirites, they must each go to the entrance of the Tabernacle 14 and offer their sacrifices to the LORD: a one-year-old male lamb without defect for a burnt offering, a one-year-old female lamb without defect for a sin offering, a ram without defect for a peace offering, 15 a basket of bread made without yeast—cakes of choice flour mixed with olive oil and wafers spread with olive oil—along with their prescribed grain offerings and liquid offerings (13-15).
Psalms 66 – Shout joyful praises to God, all the earth! Sing about the glory of his name! Tell the world how glorious he is. Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds! Your enemies cringe before your mighty power. Everything on earth will worship you; they will sing your praises,
shouting your name in glorious songs (1-4).” God inhabits the praises of His people (Psalms 22:3). If we want G_d to move upon our lives in the power He is so able to do more than we can expect or even ask for yet, we turn to our finances, friends, and family first and then as a last resort we turn to G_d.