I have to admit, Leviticus is one of those books of the Bible that just makes my eyes cross. Not as a whole...I do find much of it fascinating. However, the repetitiveness of it does get to me. However, I can't help but notice that in today's retelling of the Commandments and the specifics of everything is so important. It's not just that you do what God tells you, but that you do it a very specific way. There's no room for error here. No slacking. No thinking that God doesn't really care THAT much so He'll let it slide this time. Nope. Everything has to be done how He wants or it doesn't count. It's all or nothing. Thankfully for us we don't have to do everything perfectly. We can't. The Law is a mirror showing us how impossible it is for us miserable sinners to do anything in a manner pleasing to God. Thanks to Jesus Christ, when God looks at us He doesn't see the poor miserable sinners that we are, but the beloved Son who took our sins upon Himself so that God would only see His righteousness when He looks at us.
In our Revelation reading today, we have a description of the heavenly beings and the songs of praise being sung continually day and night. It's another one of those parts where my eyes cross, but not because it's tedious to read, but because I'm a visual learner. I have to be able to picture in my mind what I'm reading or I'm just lost. I can't picture this glorious sight. I wish I could but I just can't. It's beyond my poor little brain's ability. However, that's OK because one day I will see it and I'll forget everything I ever saw here on earth. And that's thanks to Christ's sacrifice for me that causes God to see Him and not me. It is good.
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage passage: Daniel 1-2; Revelation 5