July 5, 2021
DAY 184: JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR
Our journey through Leviticus continues with instruction on Holy living.
Ask God for His understanding of Leviticus 10-12. Read Leviticus 10-12. 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 10-12: God is serious concerning the treatment of Holy things. We see that by the deaths of Aaron’s sons, Nadab and Abihu, by God, for offering an unauthorized fire before the Lord. God continued His punishment by not allowing Aaron or his two other sons, Eleazar and Ithamar, to mourn the death of Nadab and Aabihu. Our journey then continues by looking at ceremonial laws. There are laws concerning the eating and handling of clean and unclean animals. There are laws for a mother’s purification after childbirth. (Leviticus 10:1-12:8)
After reading chapters 10-12, 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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