Nothing God has given us is insignificant, it’s just what we do with it that makes us think that way. There are a few books in the Bible I have had to force my way through, Leviticus is one of them.
Several years ago, Max Lucado published “The Inspirational Bible”. It is the New Century Version with comments, prayers, thoughts, and lessons spattered throughout it. In looking for a reason to read Leviticus, I turned here and as I suspected, his perspective is quite insightful. From the introduction: “… The book of Leviticus is the deed to the farm. A rocky farm given by God to his children … laden with stones. Heavy with tasks. Loaded with rocky rules and regulations.”
Three months after their deliverance, the children of Israel spent a year at the base of Mt. Sinai. They were nomadic people in a barren land. Suddenly forced to live together, they needed guidelines for hygiene and health. They needed rules for worship and community and for these reasons, God gave them (us) Leviticus. A practical guide for community and worship. But for us, it serves a still higher purpose, it reminds us that God takes holiness seriously.
Holiness is what God desires but it is something we cannot achieve…”