Leviticus 25-27: Jubilee, warning and vows.

August 31, 2015. Daily Reading: Leviticus 25-27. Background: Leviticus 22-24. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 25 The Sabbath year and the year of Jubilee: This chapter details two years in which the children of Israel were to neither sow their fields or prune their vineyards. The first was the Sabbath year, which occurred every seventh year,…

Leviticus 22-24: Acceptable offerings, feasts and justice.

August 24, 2015. Daily Reading: Leviticus 22-24. Background: Leviticus 19-21. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 22 1. The eating of holy things: The bringing of this chapter lays out a warning first to priests and then to any who would eat the holy things that had been offered as sacrifice before the Lord. The warning to…

Leviticus 19-21: Holiness.

August 17, 2015. Daily Reading: Leviticus 19-21. Background: Leviticus 16-18. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 19 1. Holiness: The beginning of this chapter, which will be somewhat of a list of things for the children of Israel to abide by, begins with a discussion on holiness. The children of Israel were called to be Holy, just…

Leviticus 13-15: Laws concerning leprosy and bodily discharges.

July 13, 2015. Daily Reading: Leviticus 13-15. Background: Leviticus 10-12. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 13 Leprosy laws: Chapter 13 and 14 of Leviticus deal with the disease of leprosy, which unlike what we know as leprosy today, referred to various diseases of the skin, hair of the beard and head, clothing made of linen or…

Leviticus 7-9: Aaron’s offerings.

June 29, 2015. Daily Reading: Leviticus 7-9. Background: Leviticus 4-6. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 7 The law of the guilt offering: Chapter seven wraps up a three chapter section on the laws for guilt offerings that were to be made by the people, typically on the occasion of an unintentional sin, and further concludes the…

Leviticus 4-6: Sin and guilt offerings.

June 22, 2015. Daily Reading: Leviticus 4-6. Background: Leviticus 1-3. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 4 Unintentional sin offerings: This chapter outlines the instructions that were to be carried out for sins that were committed unintentionally and then realized later. The Lord addresses different grounds in turn, giving instruction¬†of what He commanded concerning sin offerings. Then…

Leviticus 1-3: Laws for offerings.

June 15, 2015. Daily Reading: Leviticus 1-3. Background: Exodus 37-40. Leviticus details the instructions that God gave Moses to tell the children of Israel, teaching them about the temple worship that He wanted for them, that they might stand before Him as holy, consecrated for Him. The book lies between the completion of the tabernacle,…