In these passages there are many instructions given regarding sacrifices and sacrificing. Aaron was given specific instructions what was required before he could could enter the Most Holy Place. I think with these instructions God was looking for obedience and to not forget that God is Holy. Aaron had to spend a great deal of time preparing to meet God but through the sacrifice of Jesus dying on the cross for our sins we can approach God anytime. In chapter 17 the passage talks about being forbidden to eat blood. In the Life Application Bible, I found 3 reasons to help explain this which I found interesting. It said that God forbid eating blood because "(1) to discourage pagan practices, (2) to preserve the symbolism of the sacrifice and (3) to protect the people from infection because many deadly diseases can transmitted through the blood. " With these instructions and requirements that God put in place it is a reminder that God is wanting the best from us and is concerned for our well being both spiritually and physically.
Sunday, February 21, 2016
Sunday, February 21st ~ Kelora
Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is: Leviticus 16-18
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: Leviticus 19-21