Today’s Reading: Numbers 8:1-9:14, Leviticus 1:1-3:17
Today we begin reading the 3rd book of the Bible – Leviticus. It’s name alone is intimidating. One things of reading Leviticus like reading a law journal or a really complicated instruction manual that was originally written in German, then translated to Japanese before finally arriving in English.
I found this article on Learning to Love Leviticus. Please read it in place of my blog post today. It will help us see deeper meaning in this heavy book. It is longer than a post, but it is worth the read. Maybe you can read it a little each day as you read Leviticus.
The author will address these common thoughts against the book of Leviticus:
- Leviticus is boring, it is not exciting enough
- The Book of Leviticus is too bloody.
- The Book of Leviticus is too difficult to understand.
- The Book of Leviticus is not relevant to the New Testament Christian.
All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable … (2 Tim. 3:16-17).
Now these things [Israel’s experiences at the exodus and afterward in the wilderness] happened to them as an example, and they were written for our instruction, upon whom the ends of the ages have come (1 Cor. 10:11).
For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope (Rom. 15:4).
Besides it is only 11 days of our 365 days of reading. Jump in the water is fine!