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Day 32 – Thru the Bible
Today we continue in Leviticus and the Psalms.
Video – Atonement
What did you learn from today’s video?
Leviticus 8 – The ordination ceremony for priests emphasizes two themes. First, the Israelites’ needed holy priestly mediators before the Lord who could atone for the their sins and present their offerings to the Lord. That the Lord provided such mediators was a clear demonstration of his desire for the Israelites to enjoy close covenant fellowship with him.
How is this a foreshadow of what would be perfected by Jesus? Hint: 1 Timothy 2:4–5; Hebrews 7:25; 10:19–22; 1 John 2:1.
The second theme is that the priests were not holy in and of themselves. They were just as sinful and impure as the others, and therefore they needed a series of elaborate rites in order to bring themselves into a state of ritual holiness.
How is this also a foreshadow of what would be perfected by Jesus? Hint: Hebrews 4:14-15; 7:26-27; 9:12-14, 26; 10:21, 1 Peter 3:18.
Leviticus 9 – In this chapter, the public worship of the Lord at the tabernacle begins. In response to the Israelites’ sacrifices, the Lord gives an awesome display of his glory and might (vv. 23–24). He does this so His people might know that He was now dwelling among them as their covenant King and receiving their worship and praise.
How do we experience the ultimate demonstration of God’s presence with us in Jesus? Hint: John 1:14; 2:11; 2 Corinthians 4:6.
Leviticus 10 – This chapter contrasts obedient priests (v. 7) with priests who were disobedient and experienced the Lord’s judgment (vv. 1–3).
How does this foreshadow why Jesus is the final Great High Priest we need? Hint: Hebrews 4:15-16.
Psalm 32 – Reflecting on the power of God’s grace to cover every blemish and failure due to the depth of sin, David is confident that God can also provide refuge from any earthly “trouble” (Ps. 32:6–7). Furthermore, his memory of God’s deliverances provides a platform for encouraging his fellow worshipers to find joy and righteousness in God’s forgiveness (vv. 8–9). Contrary to the wicked, who have many sorrows, the Lord “surrounds” those who trust in him with “steadfast love” (v. 10).
What part of this Psalm comforts you the most? How does the truth of this Psalm point you to Jesus?
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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