Day 30 – Thru the Bible
Today we begin Leviticus and continue in the Psalms.
Video – Read Scripture: Leviticus
What did you learn from today’s video?
Leviticus 1 – In general, the word atonement communicates two ideas: (1) ransoming, and (2) purifying. On the one hand, sin or impurity puts people at risk of the Lord’s judgment, from which they need to be ransomed. On the other hand, sin and impurity are defiling, as a result of which people need to be purified. The word atonement has both of these in view: it is a “ransom-purification” taking place by means of the animal’s lifeblood.
How do these animal sacrifices foreshadow what Jesus would do for us? Hint: 1 Peter 1:18-19, Matthew 20:28, Titus 2:13-14, Romans 5:8-9, 1 Peter 3:18.
Leviticus 2 – By having this portion presented on their behalf, the Israelites were thanking God for his remembrance of them and acknowledging their need of the Lord’s favor and grace.
How does this parallel Jesus’ interaction with the thief on on the cross? Hint: Luke 23:42-43.
Leviticus 3 – Most of the meat of a peace offering was shared between offerer and priest (Leviticus 7:15–21, 31–34). All of the fat, however, was burned as an offering to the Lord (3:3–4). This was because the fat was considered the best part of the meat (to this day, fat is added to food to make it taste better).
The fat is described as a “food offering” (vv. 5, 11) to emphasize that the entire sacrifice functions like a meal. In particular, people in ancient Israel often ate together to confirm a covenant relationship.
How does this foreshadow the New Covenant meal Jesus would institute? Hint: Luke 22:19-20.
Remembering the Lord’s sovereignty and redemption is the spring from which a life of wholehearted faithfulness gratefully flows.
Leviticus 4 – Because of his great purity, the Lord could not allow such defilement to remain in his holy camp. But because of his great mercy, he provided a way for the Israelites to remove this impurity: the sin offering, in which the lifeblood of an animal without blemish ransomed sinners from the Lord’s just punishment and cleansed the defilement of their sin.
How does this solution for the problem of sin point us to Jesus? Hint: Romans 8:3, Hebrews 1:3; 13:11–12 and Hebrews 9:28; 10:10-14; 1 John 1:9.
How does Jesus sacrifice effect of our relationship with God the Father? Hint: Hebrews 10:19–22.
Psalm 30 – What part of this Psalm can you identify with most?
What other thoughts or questions does today’s reading bring up?
Some of these notes are from the ESV Gospel Transformation Bible study notes. We highly recommend this study Bible.
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