Thank you Lord Jesus for being my peace offering to the Father. Your grace is all I need.
Today’s reading: Leviticus 1-4
“The dryness barrier.” That’s what Ray Steadman called Leviticus, for many who plan to read through the Bible see their plans dry up in this book. It’s full of details rather than stories. But these details tell a story of God’s plans to make his people holy – that is, set-apart and whole.
You shall be holy to me; for I the LORD am holy, and have separated you from the peoples, that you should be mine. Leviticus 20:26
To begin with, we aren’t whole. We’re broken. I like the explanation of poverty that explains four aspects of our brokenness:
- We are broken in our relationship with God.
- We are broken in our relationship with other people.
- We are broken even in the way we relate to ourselves.
- We are broken in our relationship with our environment.
Leviticus counts five different areas for which specific offerings…
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