August 27, 2015

Today you should read: Leviticus 13

Well, today’s reading certainly isn’t for the non queasy or the faint of heart. God definitely wanted to make sure Moses and the Israelites knew about every skin disease and deformity possible. I’m also sure Aaron and the priests were more than appreciative to have this as part of their job.

So why is this in the Bible? Why did God go out of His way to make sure this was part of His regulations for His people? Well I think there are two main reasons:

1. Keep the people clean physically

The people needed to know what to look for with diseases so they would be able to protect themselves from spreading them around. Cleanness in general was a big problem in these times and God knew the people could easily spread these germs and diseases amongst each other

2. Keep the people clean spiritually

Even more importantly than cleanness physically was that God wanted to paint the picture for His people of spiritual cleanness. As is true with many other parts of God’s law, the physical aspect of the law was pointing to spiritual truth. The truth is that they, and we, are all spiritually unclean and in need of being removed from among God’s people. We are all pronounced unclean. However, in Christ, we are made clean and He stands before God and pronounces us clean to God and His people. So thank the Lord Jesus today for taking upon Himself the uncleanness of our sin upon Himself.

Posted by: Robbie Byrd

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Author: cpclexington

Lexington & Richmond KY

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