I called my friend half way through Leviticus and said this book is horrible reading . . .
- the how to's of sacrificing animals
- burnt offerings
- unlawful sexual relations
- clean and unclean women
- clean and unclean men
- open sores
. . . I don't know if I am going to make it. She said, " Ahhh! Leviticus the reason people stop reading the Bible."
I find Leviticus very difficult to separate the message for today's life.
What I am taking from Leviticus that I found interesting:
Lev. 25 The Sabbath Year - Farm your ground and vineyards for six years and then on the seventh year let the land lay dormant. I am wondering how our Bank would feel about this.
Lev. 26 - If you follow my decrees and are careful to obey my commands, I will send you rain in its season, and the ground will yield its crops and the trees their fruit.
Lev. 27 - A tithe of everything from the land, whether grain from the soil or fruit from the trees, belongs to the Lord; it is holy to the Lord. Every tithe of the herd and flock - every tenth animal that passes under the shepherd's rod - will be holy to the Lord.
These are things that I found that take on a whole new meaning when read by a farmer.
I could not be more excited to have found out that because Jesus died for our sins we don't have to select a ram for a sacrifice and put blood on our earlobes. I just ponder how sacrifices would fit into our daily lives if we still had to do that.