Leviticus 15 – 27 is the reading for today’s ninety day journey.
As we look at Leviticus with all its commandments, requirements for holiness, laws for dealing with body sores, and skins rashes, and leprosy, sexual relationships, eating; the right kinds of animals, insects and fish to eat, etc. it seems like it would be an impossible feat to meet God’s requirements for holiness. I believe that to be an accurate assessment of our situation.
With all that God requires for our holiness we all fall short. I mean who would always be aware of sitting on something that is unclean (Leviticus 15). Only God would always know that.
The declaration of the Law is that we are Guilty, Guilty, and Guilty of being unholy; unless we can keep the whole law. There is only One who did. His name is Jesus Christ and He was and is the atonement for all our sins.
God has said many times through my reading to day, “I am the LORD”. That is it. He is holy; and He requires holiness of His people. It is only attainable through the once and for all shed blood of His Son; who was our atonement, and scapegoat for our sins (Leviticus 16); carrying our sin away. God is still serious about sin and holiness. Jesus rose bodily from the grave, and ever lives as our intercessor.
Blessed be the holy name of the LORD.
“Then will I remember My covenant with Jacob, and also My covenant with Isaac, and also My covenant with Abraham will I remember; and I will remember the land. The land also shall be left of them, and shall enjoy her sabbaths, while she lieth desolate without them: and they shall accept of the punishment of their iniquity: because, even because they despised My judgments, and because their soul abhorred My statutes. And yet for all that, when they be in the land of their enemies, I will not cast them away, neither will I abhor them, to destroy them utterly, and to break My covenant with them: for I am the LORD their God. But I will for their sakes remember the covenant of their ancestors, whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the heathen, that I might be their God: I am the LORD.” Leviticus 26:42-45 (KJB)
Be sure you hear His words in the first 41 verses of Leviticus 26; and hear them well.
The mercy and grace of God is glorious. None is so marvelous as the LORD God Almighty in His grace. He does not forsake His people. There is atonement through His blessed, only begotten Son Jesus Christ. Come to Him and live.
He says, “I am the LORD”.