Day 34 – Thru the Bible
Today we continue in Leviticus and the Psalms.
Video – Holiness
Did you notice anything new watching this video for the second time?
Leviticus 14 – Cedarwood, scarlet yarn, and hyssop are used in this ritual because they all seem to have cleansing properties (see Numbers 19:6). The live bird being driven into the fields may symbolize the patient’s disease being carried outside the camp of Israel.
The final series of sacrifices, focusing on cleansing at the sanctuary, restores the unclean person to full fellowship as a member of the covenant community.
In Jesus, how is our sin dealt with under the New Covenant? Hint: 1 John 1:7-9.
Leviticus 15 – This chapter describes the ritual impurity that comes from genital discharges that are both normal and abnormal. Remember, these commands to seek RITUAL purity would have served as reminders to seek MORAL purity as well. Since the impurities result from genital discharges, this would remind the Israelites of the importance of sexual purity.
How does the New Testament exhort believers to live lives of moral purity in response to the presence of the holy God who dwells not only among us, but, because of Jesus, within us? Hint: 1 Corinthians 6:13–20.
Who provides our strength to obey and honor God? Hint: 1 Corinthians 10:13.
Psalm 34 – Suffering brings believers into communion with the suffering Savior and a paradoxical kind of comfort that is found only in the difficult times of life (2 Corinthians 1:5; 2 Timothy 3:11).
Ultimate physical healing is guaranteed by the believer’s union with the crucified and resurrected Christ (John 19:36; 1 Corinthians 15:20–23). In loving response, we surrender thought, word, and deed to holiness (James 1:26). Grace has always been the motivation of such holiness (Leviticus 20:7–8), and Christ has always been the enablement (1 Peter 3:10–12, 16).
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?
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