Leviticus is often called the “graveyard of daily Bible reading plans,” because when you turn the page after Exodus all your good intentions to stay awake fall off a cliff. Detailed instructions for festivals and holy days, scrubbing your leprous walls, burying your polluted waste, purifying your bodily discharges . . . What could have less relevance today?
The problem of our inattention just may be with us. Leviticus is all about that which is holy and unholy, clean and unclean. Israel is a people set apart, and so are we. The sacrificial system is obsolete, and we don’t have to worry about sanitation rules so much, but one takeaway remains: to be set apart takes thought and effort. Last week we saw how God intended to remain among His people, and took the steps to make that possible. It’s worth asking, how does He remain among us today, and what does it take for us to be “set apart”?
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(This is a continuation of a series of posts about the “whole story” of the Bible. I plan to run one every week, on Tuesdays, with a printable PDF. The printable includes a brief 2-3 paragraph introduction, Bible passages to read, a key verse, 5-7 thought/discussion questions, and 2-3 activities for the kids. Here’s the Overview of the entire Bible series.)
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