Today you should read: Leviticus 15
Chapter 15 of Leviticus continues in the teaching in the area of Ritual Law.
“Chapter 15 is what Ray Stedman called “the most feared chapter in Leviticus” (The Way to Wholeness, 90)… the reason can be summed up in two words — bodily functions…. In movies, on the internet, and on television shows people seem to have no hesitation to talk about such things in detail. However, we regard our spiritual life, including public worship, as holy. We should regard our walk with God as holy, different; but if God did not intend us to read and talk about Leviticus 15 He would not have put it in His law. Psalm 19 says, “The instruction of the Lord is perfect,” and “the precepts of the Lord are right” (vv. 7-8). Therefore, nothing in any section of Scripture is indecent, though in Scripture God often addresses the indecency of human sin. What God says in His Word concerning bodily functions is candid but not vulgar. If the Bible offends us, it’s not the bible that is in error; our fleshly sensitivities are.” (Moseley, 141)
We will not walk through this chapter in detail today. However, as I was reading and studying it some things stuck out to me — the impossibility for us to follow this. Though some of this chapter is concerning sinful emissions of the body, much of this chapter is talking about normal, natural ones (women’s menstruation among others). Through this we just see the Holiness and the standard of God Himself and our need for a Savior from the human condition of “sin”, not just the “sins” we commit.
“For I was born a sinner— yes, from the moment my mother conceived me.” Psalm 51:5 NLT
This shows how our God is different. Many pagan religions worshipped the very things that God called unclean. God is HOLY… He is DIFFERENT… He is not a man-made God but the King, Creator, & Father of the whole world.
By the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus we achieve a standard we could have never had before… holiness. Jesus fulfilled the law and the ceremonial law for us so we can have access to God in Heaven. Praise God!
Meditate on these verses today!
21 For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin,[a] so that we could be made right with God through Christ.” 2 Corinthians 5:21 NLT
14 So then, since we have a great High Priest who has entered heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to what we believe. 15 This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin. 16 So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.” Hebrews 4:14-16 NLT
By: Nick Parsons — Pastoral Ministry Associate: College
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