Happy Wednesday! So glad to have you joining me today! After studying Exodus last week, we are going to move on to Leviticus today! We will look at how Leviticus points to cleanliness in this week’s devotional!
Leviticus? I’m kidding, right? No, I am not kidding you! It is important to study Leviticus because it can help turn our perspective of Jesus upside down.
Yes, Leviticus is bloody, but all the blood points to Jesus, just as every other story in the Bible does also.
Leviticus 19:1-2 “And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, ‘Speak to all the congregation of the people of Israel and say to them, ‘You shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy.'”
What It Tells Us About Cleanliness:
If we read Leviticus, we can begin to love Jesus more deeply. When we see the sacrifices and the blood which was shed for the sins of the Israelites in the Old Testament, we begin to see what Jesus’ sacrifice for us really means.
Leviticus talks in terms of things being “clean” and “unclean”. As we move forward to the New Testament, we still see these terms “clean” and “unclean”. However, in New Testament the use of these terms change. Instead of talking about bodily fluids as being unclean, the term begins to refer to the state of a person’s heart. In the New Testament, Jesus begins to make things “unclean” “clean” because He said they are and because of His own holiness.
Jesus cleaned us when He died on the cross. Jesus shed his blood in one final sacrifice, so you and I can be His child. All of the blood and sacrifice in Leviticus points to our Savior who poured out His own blood as our sacrifice to forgive us of our sins and bridge the gap between us and God.
God, thank You for sending Jesus to cleanse us of our sins. Help me to remember this sacrifice clearly when I think about Jesus’ death on the cross. Help me to think about this sacrifice when I think about my sin. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Did this devotional change your view of Jesus’ sacrifice? If so, how? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.
Thanks so much for following along. I look forward to seeing you next week!