Monthly Archives: February 2011

Saving the best for the last of Leviticus

The last three chapters of Leviticus have an awful lot of great information that you want to make sure not to read over too quickly. There’s the root meanings of redemption here, there’s Jubilee here, there’s a prophecy about the … Continue reading

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Treating God as holy — Leviticus 22-24

God is not just like anyone else. His honor is not to be taken lightly; His gifts to the priests were not to be given away to an ordinary person; men’s gifts to Him were not to be anything but … Continue reading

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Love your neighbor — Leviticus 19-21

Today’s reading continues to deal with the sort of behavior expected from the priesthood, both personally and religiously. Wedged in here and there, however, are sections about law for the general nation of Israel. We can learn things from both. … Continue reading

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Not like the Canaanites — Leviticus 17-19

Keeping up in your reading? Yes, making your way through Leviticus is a little more difficult than Joshua or 1 Samuel, but I hope your knowledge of Scripture is beginning to deepen and that you’re making connections between what you’re … Continue reading

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Purity is the price of God’s presence

Well, onto lepers, impure discharges, and atonement! The Levites job was certainly — er — interesting. As usual, there’s a lot of commands and procedures that we could comment on here, but within chapter 16, as God delineates the work … Continue reading

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Distinguishing between the holy and the profane — Leviticus 10-12

Today’s reading revolves around the principles of the holy and profane, the clean and the unclean. Yes, this is “old news” in the sense that it is from the Mosaic covenant, but there are still things that apply in principle … Continue reading

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Purity of leaders — Leviticus 7-9

I wish I had a nickel for every time that I’ve heard someone in leadership or position of influence say something like, “Don’t make me your role model; I never asked to be a role model.” I suppose it’s normal … Continue reading

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