Reading Lev. Is difficult to understand meanings behind the rituals demanded of Israelites. So much killing of animals and blood for atonement in addition to the manner of the steps involved. However, overall God was protecting His people from spiritual and health harm.
Of course, we now see the example of the utter most sacrifice of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
WOW… there were soooo many rituals and processes that had to be done in a specific manner and it took days for the results to be confirmed and all of the rituals required an atonement through blood. One thing that I see since I started reading Lev., is we, in the 21st have it so much easier than the Israelites, therefore we have little to complain about versus the church in the early centuries. We are truly blessed.
The plague of leprosy. When ppl. developed this disease. The priests had to inspect them & decide if they were clean or unclean. This was also used for ppls homes. The house was shut up if unclean. The process required breaking down the house, of its stones & timber & mortar. Taking these unclean items out of the city to an unclean place.
Atonement for sin was made for the ppl. & for their property. (?)
I continued my studying via Numbers 8-10. More details were provided on the tasks of the Levites in respect to offerings, and to the congregation of people in respect to keeping God’s laws as He’s spelled them out. What I really liked was the way He fathered them–being a cloud over “them” during the day guiding them to the amount of rest needed for the next time of journey:)
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