In Leviticus 4-7, we see the man laws put in place for the Israelites to follow. Many of these laws were under specific conditions, and even ended with the offering of an animal. The Law helped keep the Israelites in order, and even gave them guidance for situations that they could find themselves in.
What is one key scripture?
“‘If the whole Israelite community sins unintentionally and does what is forbidden in any of the Lord’s commands, even though the community is unaware of the matter, when they realize their guilt 14 and the sin they committed becomes known, the assembly must bring a young bull as a sin offering and present it before the tent of meeting.’”
Leviticus 4: 13-14
How does what you read change your vision of God?
God always has a plan for us. Leviticus reminds me that God has a plan for His people. Even when I fall short of the glory of God, He still has a plan to redeem and transform me.
How does what you read change your vision of yourself or others?
I am not alone with the struggle to build my relationship with God. When the weight of sin causes me to fall, it is encouraging to know that there are other people in God’s Kingdom to help pick me up. It is encouraging to know that I have so many brothers and sisters that are in the same fight to be righteous for God.
How will you Go With God because of this reading? (What is an action step?)
Leviticus reminds me to continue to strive towards God. God has so many plans for me, and I have to understand that His plans may be challenging, but they will help me grow as a man of God. I will pray more for God’s will to be done in my life.
Where did you see Jesus in these chapters? (What made you think about Jesus?)
When I read all the steps the Israelites needed to take to for their sin or guilt offering, it made me really grateful for Jesus. Through His death and resurrection, He made the ultimate sacrifice to give me the opportunity to be with Him one day.