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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Guest Writer, Day 2

Leviticus  20, 21 and 22

Day two with our guest writer, Pat Johns.

Be Holy

This book is called Leviticus because it contains the laws and ordinances of the Levitical priesthood.

The tribe of Levi, or the Levites, were principally charged with these institutions, both to do their part and to teach the people theirs.

How many Christians have resolved to read through the entire Bible and made good progress through Genesis and Exodus, only to hit a wall and give up' when they reach Leviticus?

With all its different laws regarding the old covenant priesthood and various sacrifices it can be quite difficult to understand.

We often find ourselves asking about Leviticus, What does this mean and how is it relevant to today?

When the meaning of this book is grasped however, and we begin to see the way in which these laws foreshadowed the person and work of Jesus Christ, the reading of this magnificent part of God's inspired word becomes an encouraging and edifying joy rather than a chore.

Just hang in there four more days then it's on to numbers and Israel’s first census.

Pat Johns

1 comment:

bbmommy2 said...

Yes, my eyes have glazed over more than once while reading through the laws. I drift into thinking about my to do list, and then I end up reading the chapter all over again. :) Hanging in and moving on!

Good Day!