Day 49

Day 49 Reading – Leviticus Chapters 16-18

He is to lay both hands on the head of the live goat and confess over it all the wickedness and rebellion of the Israelites—all their sins—and put them on the goat’s head. He shall send the goat away into the wilderness in the care of someone appointed for the task. The goat will carry on itself all their sins to a remote place; and the man shall release it in the wilderness. Leviticus 16:21-22

As I read through Leviticus, I am reminded that prior to the mid 19th century the OT was considered the most reliable history book for the area. After that Archaeology stepped in and began to speak for history (BTW, all those archaeologists have done is continually prove the accuracy of the Bible).

Today’s passages read more like history than Biblical lessons.

So what are we to glean from today’s reading?

The directions for The Day of Atonement provide another early picture that speaks meaning to the death of Christ and His sacrifice.

One goat was sacrificed and then sin was confessed over the second goat and this goat was set free in order to portray the removal of sin from God’s presence. This is a picture of what Christ did for us in the taking away of our sin through His sacrificial death.

This chapter, like the rest of the Old Testament, is made clearer when we discover the completion of the Law in the life of Christ.

While there is history in the OT it is also a story of God’s plan from the beginning to provide a Messiah for all people.  So keep reading and uncovering the plan …

 

Day 50 Reading – Leviticus Chapters 19-21

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I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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