Learning to Obey

READ : Leviticus 8–10 Once again we have a passage where the constant refrain is “as the LORD commanded Moses.” Moses was careful to do exactly what God said he was to do. Some people have the idea that the Old Testament emphasizes works while the New emphasizes grace. But we are to remember that God’s Old Testament people had been saved by grace. It was to a people whom he had rescued from slavery that God gave the Ten …

Dealing with Sin

READ : Leviticus 5–7 From this passage and many others in the Bible, it is obvious that God takes sin seriously. In a generation that takes sin lightly, we must evaluate it as God does and not as society does. In the description of offerings the Israelites were to make are three principles which apply to us today, even though the perfect offering for sin, Christ, has already been presented to God. There is to be confession of sin. We …

Sacrifices

READ : Leviticus 1–4 Here is where your determination to read through the Bible in a year will be severely tested. Leviticus consists of detailed ceremonial laws that God gave to the children of Israel. These first chapters deal with various kinds of sacrifices that were to be made on different occasions. All the sacrifices of the Old Testament are fulfilled in Christ. These laws point forward to the perfect sacrifice he would make. The people were made to realize …

Complete Obedience

READ : Exodus 38-40 Did you notice how the words “as the LORD had commanded Moses” are repeated over and over and over again in this passage of Scripture? God had given a detailed description of how the tabernacle and its furnishings were to be made. He had commanded that they produce these articles exactly as he had said. They had done so. In his Word, he has also given a description of what we ought to do. God has …

Giving in the Right Spirit

READ : Exodus 35-37 Having been given clear instructions how to build the tabernacle and its furnishings, two things were yet needed: the material for the work and the actual accomplishing of the project. Though in the wilderness, the people had personal possessions, part of which had been given to them by the Egyptians, who after the plagues were glad to see them go. Pooling their resources, the material was thus furnished. In spite of their faults, the Israelites set …