April 9, Reading 1 – Leviticus 15


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SAA Notes

Today we are conscious that bodily fluids can transmit all kinds of terrible viruses and diseases. This chapter’s advice has preserved over thousands of years any society which has sought to follow this advice – whether they understood the science and hygiene issues or not. God is so good!

SJA Notes

* Father God in Heaven, You are all we need. Please fill us up for what comes today.

“Thus you shall keep the people of Israel separate from their uncleanness, lest they die in their uncleanness by defiling my tabernacle that is in their midst.”

This passage, a hard read, points us to our great hope – That one day we will be made new, completely and forever removed from any uncleanness.

While we stand in Jesus’ righteousness, able to walk in obedience through faith (a gift from God), He in Spirit dwelling (tabernacling) in us, we are still a broken people walking through this broken world choosing to reject God’s wisdom, choosing sin.

We look forward to the NOT YET, a crown of life, an existence where sin is no more!

Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians ch 15,

“So is it with the resurrection of the dead. What is sown is perishable; what is raised is imperishable.”

And then down a little further,

“For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed.”

God will raise us in a new body, perfect and holy … CLEAN – So that we can dwell with Him, He tabernacling with us, in the new heavens and earth.

These books in God’s word full of requirements of the ceremonial law – They help us see our need for Jesus.

As we think on the tabernacle, on cleanness and purity, Revelation ch 21 describes for us what we look forward to,

“And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, ‘Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God.”

* Father God,

Thank You for Your word.

As we walk through the old testament law, the requirements You gave to Israel through Moses, please help us to see Jesus.


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