Friday, February 18, 2011

Recap: Chapter by Chapter in Leviticus 5 to 7

Taking the time to blog through the Bible is hard. I'm the sort of guy who reads theological journals. How do I write for the sort of person who doesn't know what the word theological even means, or who thinks that journals are something that you write in when your highschool romance goes bad? If you are reading this, then thanks. This blog has way more support (marked in the sidebar or not) than I ever dreamed it might.

Based on's Chronological Bible In a Year schedule. If anyone would like to join in, this blog's comments sections would be a good forum in which to share insights from the text.

Leviticus 5 The guilt offering was about setting things right. Not only did you sacrifice a ram but you also paid back 120% of whatever you lied, cheated, oppressed, or stole to gain. The guilt offering lets us know that Jesus' sacrifice gets us forgiven, but still doesn't keep us from having to own up to our mistakes.

Leviticus 6-7 There is a manual for everything, including Temple work. You can almost imagine the Levites standing around these chapters in their scrolls muttering "stoke the fire... wear the linen... change clothes to for ash removal... keep the altar burning. Got it." If Israel revives the Jewish Temple, you can bet priests will be keeping these chapters in a pocket reference or an Android app.

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