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Leviticus 5:1-13, Ugh . . . Leviticus!

Key Verse

But if you cannot afford two turtle-doves or two pigeons, you shall bring as your offering for the sin that you have committed one-tenth of an ephah of choice flour for a sin-offering; you shall not put oil on it or lay frankincense on it, for it is a sin-offering.
— Leviticus 5:11

RCL Daily Devotion for Wednesday, February 27, 2019

RCL Daily Devotions written by Daniel D. Maurer from RCL Worship Resources (see more).

The title for today’s devotion is intended to be more eye-catching than it is snarky. Truth be told, though, it's probably still snarky!

No less honest, though.

Leviticus is such a “hard” book of the Bible, because it strikes us as so foreign. I mean . . . turtle doves or “ephah” of grain . . . what?

The point to remember is that scripture serves as a record in time what people were doing at THAT TIME to connect with God. They were just like us, but they had different ways of worshiping and certainly different ways of living than we do today.

Personally, I’m glad to leave the sacrifice of doves and ephahs behind. I am thankful for God’s sin-offering of God’s own self in Jesus for me and for you.

At least it’s a lot less messy.

What do you think of Leviticus? Should it still be in the canon of scripture?


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