What is my main takeaway from Leviticus? Man am I glad for Jesus! Reading through all of these requirements of the sin offering, and the burnt offering, and the peace offering etc etc etc makes me so thankful that Christ laid himself out as the final sacrifice.
My head was swimming this past week trying to comprehend all of the things I would have to do each day to atone for my sins.
Leviticus 14 was especially thorough in all you had to do should you encounter a skin diseases!
Anyways – its reminding me to be more thankful to God in what he did on the cross. Not only did he pay my “access” ticket into heaven, he also wiped away the need to offer more and more sacrifices to God.
Leviticus is also pointing out how HOLY our Father is. How set apart he is from us. Could anyone actually follow through all of the sacrifices? I’m not sure any of us could be right in front of God! But through the lens of Christ we are made new.
Over the past two weeks or so I absolutely fell in love with this song by Addison Road – What do I know of Holy? Reading through the book of Leviticus really really has put this in to perspective… what do I really know of the word Holy? Its not just angels coming out to sing Halleluja, or fasting on certain days… God is so far past magnificent for us to understand – what do I really really know of Holy?
22 Then Moses went back to the LORD and protested, “Why have you brought all this trouble on your own people, Lord? Why did you send me?
23 Ever since I came to Pharaoh as your spokesman, he has been even more brutal to your people. And you have done nothing to rescue them!”
Oh how often I don’t trust the Lords timing. Or if a misfortune comes my way I’m so quick to wonder why God allows bad things to happen to me. I wonder – don’t you care? Or when I look around the world with all of the starvation, and senseless wars in the middle east, and the terror of Kony…
I wonder… doesn’t God care?
Of course I know he cares, and we can’t begin to understand his timing since it is not comprehendible to us. I know what comes next though starting in Chapter 6.
The Lord will bring judgement and deliver his people just as he promised.
“And if our God is for us, then who could ever stop us, And if our God is with us, then what could stand against?”
Well we got the bike fixed up thanks to Miah! It was stark white with light blue pinstripes, and Miah has repainted it flat black, and has dramatically cleaned up the wheels and chrome. We went out on a ride today with Miah & Amillie, and I can’t wait for our long trip to Mad Isle in a few weeks!
K also went for her first super short, super slow ride. Don’t worry she definitely had on a helmet!