July 12, 2021
DAY 191: JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR
Our journey through chapters 13-15 of Leviticus share God’s concern for the health of the Israelites.
Ask God for His understanding of Leviticus 13-15. Read Leviticus 13-15. Let’s journey.
Leviticus, the third book of the Jewish Torah and the Christian Old Testament, takes place immediately following Exodus. Despite their miraculous rescue from slavery in Egypt, the Israelites were quick to rebel and turn away from the Lord and worship false gods. The Israelites returned to the Lord, building Him a Tabernacle which He filled with His presence. However, God is Holy, and the unholy (sinners) cannot be in His presence. The book of Leviticus shows how God graciously provides a way for the Israelites to live in His presence.
Leviticus 13-15: Our journey today shares the priests responsibility to care for illness and public health concerns of the Israelites. God gave the priests regulations to follow when people came to them with skin diseases, about molds invading their homes, and bodily discharges. God not only gave the priests the authority to diagnose these issues, God gave them authority to treat them, and to declare the afflicted cured. In this manner, God used the priests as a public health department, preventing outbreaks within the Israelites and treating those afflicted. (Leviticus 13:1-15:33)
After reading chapters 13-15, consider the following: What instruction is being provided in today’s reading? How does this instruction help the Israelites in their relationship with the Lord and living in His presence?
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