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Have You Ever Wondered What In the World Leviticus Is There For?

November 25th, 2016

I’ve read that weird book and thought, “Who cares? What’s the point? Why is Leviticus in the Bible still?”

It’s a list of ceremonies—how to kill animals, spread their blood, and set up sacrifices. It’s a list of rules for priests—what to wear, who to cleanse, and how to act. It’s “irrelevant” and “boring”—you get through Genesis and Exodus okay, but when you get to Leviticus, you fall asleep. It’s confusing—all the rules, all the sacrifices, all the repeating of the same… what’s it all mean?!

The ceremonies, the priests’ rules, the confusion is all cleared up when you realize that basically ALL of Leviticus is a picture book. It is quoted through the Old and New Testaments, and is a foundation for all Christ did for us at Calvary.

The original Israelites did not see the full picture—they just sacrificed their animals, brought their grain, or followed the ceremonies in obedience. Today, though, we have the FULL picture of what’s going on in Leviticus.

Leviticus is relevant when we understand it correctly. It’s still weird—I’ll give you that—but it’s relevant because we are learning about God. God never changes, and His holiness is still as real today as it was back then. Let’s learn together.

-Bro. Ryan

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