July 26, 2021
DAY 205: JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR
Today our journey through chapters 19-21 of Leviticus concerns itself about rules of relationships, relationship with God; and, relationship with man.
Ask God for His understanding of Leviticus 19-21. Read Leviticus 19-21. 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 19-21: Today’s reading gives instruction on how to live a life that is pleasing to God. God is a God of order. Rules establish order, a code of conduct. Order produces harmony. Harmony springs forth from rules. Rules, order, and harmony are closely related. There is no harmony where there is no order. Order cannot exist with no rules. Chapters 19-20 speak to conduct of man toward God and each other. Chapter 21 sets forth rules that only apply to the priests. (Leviticus 19:1-21:24)
After reading chapters 19-21, 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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