In the second week of reading through the Bible in 90 days, I encountered Leviticus. For those of you currently doing the Bible in 90 days reading, you have found yourselves in the same place.
John Walton, the speaker in our DVD session, encouraged us to remember that "every law written reveals something about the lawgiver."
I began Leviticus with a mission. I wanted to discover something about the Lawgiver. I wanted God to be revealed.
Leviticus now has so much more meaning to me than just the book of laws and sacrifices. I will forever view Leviticus in a more personal way because of two truths that came through loud and clear as I read through this book.
These two truths revealed about the Lawgiver were not new to me. However, God said them so many times that I couldn't help but notice and have them drilled deep into my head and heart.
1. I am the Lord your God...
2. I am Holy...
"The word 'holy' appears more times in Leviticus than in any other book of the Bible. And in just nine chapters of the book, God states, 'I am the Lord' 47 times (NIV Study Bible, study note for Lev. 18:2)"
As I was reading through the details of this book, I was struck and saddened with the realization of how so often I take God for granted. My human mind can only grasp a small glimpse of His Holiness... and I am humbled.
Regardless of whether you're doing the 90 day reading or not...
What have you found while spending time in God's Word?
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