I am the LORD, who brought you up out of Egypt to be your God; therefore be holy, because I am holy. Leviticus 11:45
God called the Israelites to be holy, a set apart nation. There were many rules they were to follow in order to maintain holiness. When they failed to follow the rules, which all of them would, they were to bring an animal for sacrifice so that the priest could atone for their sin.
At this point in my journey through the Bible in 90 days I am feeling overwhelmed by the profound weight of the law. It was so much more than the 10 commandments… Rules about what is clean vs. unclean, rules about skin and mold, rules about how to atone for sin, rules about the many different types of offerings that needed to be made… It’s so much to try to take in; I don’t think I’d be capable of remembering it all, much less following it all. The depth of gratitude I feel for what Christ has done for me has grown so much deeper. What a privilege it is to live under grace. At the same time I find myself becoming more determined to follow those two commandments that Christ said were above all others; loving God and loving my neighbor.
Father in Heaven, thank you for all you have done to reach out to me. Thank you for sending your one and only son, Jesus, to die for my sins as the final atoning sacrifice. Thank you for the grace and mercy that you have shown me. Help me to be holy. Help me to love you more fully and more deeply. Help me to love those you have placed in my life in a way that glorifies your name. In Jesus name, Amen.
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