Jan 30 – Leviticus, Taking Holiness Seriously

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.

Any person who tries to be holy is soon convinced he can’t. 
There are too many rules. 
Too many rocks to remove. 
We need help. 
We need a Savior.
“In other words, the law was our guardian,
leading us to Christ so that
we could be made right with God through faith”                      –Galatians 3:24

Holiness is what God desires but it is something we cannot achieve…”

Father, help us to be mindful that holy is not something be but something we can emulate when we walk in the footsteps of Your Son, Jesus Christ.

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Published by: seekersofchrist

After a time of rest, it's time to resurrect this blog with a light on prayer and building our own personal prayer garden. A woman of faith, I want to share my personal insights into God and the Gospel in the hopes that these touch another heart, encouraging them to come to Christ.

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