And so the book of Leviticus ends. And you have to always ask yourself as you read your Bible: So, what's the point? Here it is: all these kinds of laws were directed toward Israel's society not ours. The laws we just read are culturally specific. Yet, Paul wrote in the NT that "the laws were written for our instruction" and they are "useful. So, as we close this book of laws, we ask: What did I just learn from all of these laws about how God wants me to truly live and about how he wants my society to truly live. And the word I walk away with is "rest." It's real rest that I long for. And Sabbath rest. May I find true rest in Him, not in the tangibles of life.
PHOTO: Roman ruins. Civilizations built and destroyed. A manifest of courage. Holy Love. Holy Rest.