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Leviticus 22 – Priestly Laws

The priestly laws continue.  It must be hard to be a priest in Biblical times.  The rules and regulations you had to keep track of.  Some of them are obvious of course… like if you touch something unclean you will remain unclean until evening.  No leaper of the sons of Aaron may eat of the holy sacrifices, and while the family may eat, the married daughters may not eat unless she is divorced or widowed with no children and returns home to her father’s house.  It just seems like the laws and rules never end, but they are there for a reason.  An important reason.  Because someone needed to represent the people to YHWH, and YHWH to the people.

So the priests were responsible for the sins of the people and their relationship with YHWH.  They are the ones who placed their lives on the line day after day to make sure  that the people’s sins were covered.  They are the ones who had to do everything perfectly every day and every time.  They had to teach the people the precepts of YHWH.  It is their responsibility and their honor.  YHWH is a holy and a jealous God.  To serve Him day by day is an honor and a responsibility of a lifetime.

Do we take YHWH seriously, or do we just use Him as a rescue raft.  Do we worship the Holy God, or do we demand assistance from a galactic servant.  Do we pursue a relationship with Him in awe and wonder, or do we attempt to flippantly use Him for our advantage and advancement?  We are the servants of the Most High.  Maybe we need to start acting that way… if that’s alright with you.

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Exodus 12-1 – Passover Call

It is almost time.  It is here.  The passover is truly the most important festival for the Jewish people.  It is about reprimand, redemption, & rescue.  It is about reprimand in that the angel of death would come and take payment for the sins of the people.  It is about rescue in that the Hebrew people would be rescued from the Egyptian in their slavery, as well as being rescued from the angel of death by the passover lamb’s blood painted on the door posts and lintel.  It is about redemption in that the Jewish people are ultimately redeemed from slavery and from sin.

The Passover lamb is a prophetic representation of the work Christ would do and his purpose in rescuing and redeeming all people.  His purpose is to draw all men unto Himself.

This first part of this chapter is all about getting the people prepared for what is about to happen.  With every other plague, God tells Moses to talk to Pharaoh and give him a command from God.  At this time, all of that begins to mean something more because God starts preparing the people to leave.  It’s nice to hear that YHWH is going to bring them out.  It is something else entirely when YHWH says, “It’s time!  Let’s get prepared to move out.”  Now  that plan is beginning to come to fruition.

What about us?  Are we living as if our sins have been removed as far away as the east is from the west?  Are we celebrating God’s passing over our lives in destruction?

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