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Leviticus 19

Read Leviticus 19
1. Which of the 10 commandments are repeated in this chapter?

2. What does God say about the trees they would plant for food when they came into the land? What prohibitions does he make?

3. What is prohibited in Leviticus 19:28?

4. What is required in Leviticus 19:23?

5. What is required in Leviticus 19:33-34? Why?

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The Fragrance of Messiah

In 2 Corinthians 2:14-17(CJB), Paul says the following: “thanks be to God, who in the Messiah constantly leads us in a triumphal procession and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of what it means to know him! For to God we are the aroma of the Messiah, both among those being saved and among those being lost; to the latter, we are the smell of death leading only to more death; but to the former, we are the sweet smell of life leading to more life. Who is equal to such a task? For we are not like a lot of folks who go about huckstering God’s message for a fee; on the contrary, we speak out of a sincere heart, as people sent by God, standing in God’s presence, living in union with the Messiah.”

So according to Paul, we (the believers) spread the knowledge of Christ (but not without some pomp and circumstance–he says we are part of a triumphal procession led by Jesus. As this procession moves, it spread the fragrance of Christ–the Promised One.

Let’s stop for a moment to unpack that–the fragrance of the Promised One–the fragrance of hope–hope of an eternal future with God made possible by the shed blood of Jesus and His resurrection from the dead.

If hope had a fragrance, it would smell like us as we process through life leaving in our wake the fragrance of the One who knew no sin and became sin for us–the fragrance of a perfect offering.

According to the apostle John, in 1 John 2:2 (AMP), “He [that same Jesus] is the propitiation for our sins [the atoning sacrifice that holds back the wrath of God that would otherwise be directed at us because of our sinful nature—our worldliness, our lifestyle]; and not for ours alone, but also for [the sins of all believers throughout] the whole world.”

As the atoning sacrifice for us, Jesus’ is the fulfillment of the law. He is the ultimate offering. What is it that God so enjoys about the offering? We’re told many times. The offerings are “a sweet aroma to the LORD.” And so too was Jesus’ sacrifice a sweet aroma unto God. His sacrifice made the way for many to have relationship with God. His sacrifice atoned for the sin of the whole world. Hallelujah! What at Savior! Sweet is His perfume!

And as we allow Him to fill us with His Spirit and to sanctify our lives, we take on His fragrance–the aroma of death to self–the sweet aroma that is so pleasing to God.

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Leviticus 18

Read Leviticus 18
1. What limitations or rules did God give for sexual conduct with relative in this chapter?

2. What general rules for sexual conduct does God give or reiterate in this chapter?

3. What do you learn from Leviticus 18:24-25?

 

Leviticus 17

Read Leviticus 17
1. What do you learn from Leviticus 17:7?

2. What was required by the opening verses of this chapter when an animal was killed by a man?

3. Write out Leviticus 17:11. Meditate on it. Record your thoughts and observations.

4. What do we learn about the blood of Jesus from the following verses?
 Romans 5:9

 Ephesians 1:7

 1 John 1:7

 Revelation 1:5

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Floating upward

Floating Upward

I’m a hot air balloon.
Ropes tied to stakes
restrain me
keep me near the ground.

I long for release

Cut the ropes, O God
that tether me to this place.
Set me free
–I long to float upward
to Your waiting arms.

 

Copyright MaryBeth Mullin 2018

Leviticus 16

Read Leviticus 16
1. What was required in order for the High Priest to come into the Holy Place insides the veil (Holy of Holies)?

2. Why did he go in? How often would he go?

NOTE: The day that the High Priest would go into the Holy of Holies was called The Day of Atonement. Today the Jewish holiday celebrating this feast (even though there is no temple, no veil and no Holy of Holies on earth) is called Yom Kippur and it is usually celebrated in late September to early October.

3. What do you learn about the Day of Atonement from Leviticus 23:26-32?

4. What do you learn about Jesus Christ’s atoning sacrifice from Hebrews 9:11-28?

5. What is God’s promise in Romans 11:27?

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Leviticus 15

Read Leviticus 15
1. What did a woman have to do during her monthly cycle under this chapter?

2. Read Mark 5:25-34. What things did the woman do wrong given her condition? What would have happened to her under the law if Jesus had not healed her?

3. What reason does God give for these requirements in Leviticus 15:31?

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