[bible1year] Devotional comments on Leviticus 4-6

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From: glen_stewart@...
Date: 1 Feb 2015 12:40:24 -0000
        The Book of Leviticus is filled with pictures of 
Christ and His work of redemption on the cross. The five 
sacrifices in chapters 1-7 illustrate various aspects of 
His life and work; and the Day of Atonement beautifully 
pictures His death on the cross. Of course, we do not 
practice the Levitical sacrifices today, because Christ 
was the one sacrifice that paid the complete debt of 
sin. Hebrews 10:14 tells us, "For by one offering he 
hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified."

        This book reveals the awfulness of sin--it is 
not light and unimportant; it is a terrible thing in the 
eyes of God. The Jewish worshiper knew sin was a costly 
thing, for every sacrifice was very expensive. To atone 
for your sin and mine, the cost was the death of God's 
only Son.

        We also see the holiness of God in this great 
book. He makes a distinction between the clean and 
unclean, and warns His people, "Ye shall be holy, for I 
am holy." God still desires that His children be holy, 
separated from the world and its sin. A Christian cannot 
enjoy salvation if there is sin in his life. Though 
Satan is constantly declaring war, as he shoots his 
fiery darts of temptation at Christians, we should 
remember that, "Greater is he that is in you, than he 
that is in the world." Our power over sin is only 
effective as we allow the One living IN us to also live 
THROUGH us--thus defeating Satan and his temptations.