In these chapters, God is instructing his people on what constitutes CLEAN and UNCLEAN. In great detail, we learn what is to be eaten and how food should be handled. We learn about purification after childbirth and how to become ceremonially clean from the mother’s flow of blood. How to deal with skin diseases and bodily discharges. Rather graphic and detailed rituals.
“I am the Lord your God; consecrate yourselves and be holy, because I am holy. Do not make yourselves unclean by any creature that moves along the ground.”
God cares for me tot he tiniest of details. He sets boundaries for my wellbeing and holiness.
All the rules and rituals are about how to have a relationship with God and others. A holy relationship.
I will change my attitude about why God asks me to do anything. It might seem like just a ritual or rules – but I want to see it through God’s perspective to keep my relationship with him holy.
To go before the Lord, we must be cleansed. Jesus washes us clean so that we may go boldly to God. Jesus, our ultimate sacrifice.