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Throughout the 40 Days of Lent, our Words from the Servants podcast will feature brothers from around the world as they give daily commentary on the Pentateuch and the book of Hebrews . Today, our Filipino brother Raoul Roncal provides commentary on Leviticus 19:1-4, 11-18. Take a listen below or click here to download. You can find the full list of our meditation passages for this 40 Days here.


Leviticus 19:1-4, 11-18:

And the LORD said to Moses, “Say to all the congregation of the people of Israel, You shall be holy; for I the LORD your God am holy. Every one of you shall revere his mother and his father, and you shall keep my sabbaths: I am the LORD your God. Do not turn to idols or make for yourselves molten gods: I am the LORD your God. 

“You shall not steal, nor deal falsely, nor lie to one another. And you shall not swear by my name falsely, and so profane the name of your God: I am the LORD. 

“You shall not oppress your neighbor or rob him. The wages of a hired servant shall not remain with you all night until the morning. You shall not curse the deaf or put a stumbling block before the blind, but you shall fear your God: I am the LORD. 

“You shall do no injustice in judgment; you shall not be partial to the poor or defer to the great, but in righteousness shall you judge your neighbor. You shall not go up and down as a slanderer among your people, and you shall not stand forth against the life of your neighbor: I am the LORD. 

“You shall not hate your brother in your heart, but you shall reason with your neighbor, lest you bear sin because of him. You shall not take vengeance or bear any grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the LORD. 

Raoul Roncal
Raoul is a lifelong committed brother. He works full-time as a theology professor at the Ateneo de Manila University and serves as the main leader for the local Kairos work in Manila. He is featured in the article, Master Storyteller and Evangelist.
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