Because God is Holy

Because God is holy, today’s Bible reading begins the bloody sacrificial system. Before Aaron and his sons are ready to serve the Lord before the people, they must be clean. For them to be clean, three animals had to be slaughtered. Once their sacrifice has been made, they had to offer another sacrifice before beginning…

Concerning Sin Offerings

As I said yesterday, the Book of Leviticus deals with the activities of the Levites in their Tabernacle responsibilities. In today’s Bible reading, Moses spells out how sin offerings are to be handled. One things that glaringly stood out as I began today’s reading was that even if you did something that you didn’t know…

The Sacrifice of an Unblemished Male

With today’s Bible reading we begin the book of Leviticus (from Greek “According to the Levites”) The work of the Levites (the Jewish Priesthood) is given in meticulous detail. Oftentimes when someone attempts to read through the Bible, they get to Leviticus and lose interest because of all of the details of the Jewish Sacrificial…

How Can a Person Be Justified Before God?

In today’s Bible reading Job asks the question (Job 9:2) that was asked by the Reformers, “How can a person be justified before God?” In fact, the question lit the match that started the Reformation in the early Sixteenth Century. Martin Luther read Habakkuk 2:4, Romans 1:17, and Galatians 3:11, “The righteous shall live by…

God Cut a Covenant with Abram

In today’s Bible reading, we read that God cut a covenant with Abram. In the Old Testament days, when two people made an agreement, they would slaughter an animal, cut the animal in two pieces and walk together between the two pieces agreeing that if either broke the covenant, covenant-breaker would suffer the fate of…