If you think these laws a bit offensive consider how offensive breaking them is to a Holy God.
Pray The Word and Prepare for The Word
1 John 5:14 - This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.
Read - Leviticus 21-25
Some of this Bible text can seem offensive to us yet God’s intent is clear - He desires unblemished sacrifices. Why? Just like the pure lamb of Passover, God wants our best and wants us to consider how we offer our best. This does not mean that when we are unclean or disabled that we are any less in God’s eyes…but that we must send/give our offerings in a way that is cleansed and considerate of His holiness.
Much like we look forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas, these Feasts were markers in the nation of Israel’s calendar. They were meant to be Holy and Spiritual in their Rhythm’s but I wonder if, over time, they became just traditions.
The death penalty is mentioned for multiple offenses. God takes sin seriously both then and now. Sin is still punished by death (Romans 6:23) unless we are given the free gift of life through Christ Jesus our Lord.
Lord, You want my best as an offering. Help me to give my best to You and also in everything that I do.
Moses spent much time ‘up the mountain’. How many times is debated but here is a list of at least 7.
Feast after Feast, the Israelites would remember. Remember what? The powerful grace of God who gave them all of His Promises and Blessings. Each festival was to drive home His Love for them and increase their knowledge of Him.