Leviticus 13 & 14: Will You Flee From The Leprosy Of Sins?
Verse of the Day: (13:9) When the plague of leprosy is in a man, then he shall be brought unto the priest;
1. The LORD (13:1-3)
And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron, saying, (13:1)
Whatever the Lord’s commands, Moses and Aaron obeyed them, and God blessed them. One of God’s laws was on leprosy, the contagious and deadly disease, that when Israel obeyed, they survived. Indeed, God never fails His people, as He gives us commands so that we can fully depend on Him in everything, including death, which is but sleep for those who believe in Him, as we wake up to be present with Him. (2 Corinthians 5:1-8)
2. The Leprosy (13:4-59)
And if the priest see that, behold, the scab spreadeth in the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean: it is a leprosy. (13:8)
God used the priests as the doctors of today to diagnose and treat the lepers. In fact, God gave Moses and Aaron and the priests the law of leprosy which was the full details of the diagnosis and treatment of leprosy, including quarantine and the cleanliness of the environment, that the lepers had no excuse not to obey them, and be healed. Indeed, the lepers must immediately go to the priests once they contracted leprosy, otherwise death was inevitable. Today, we must go to God, the High Priest, the Doctor, and confess and repent our spiritual leprosy, and He is faithful and just to forgive them, and make us holy before Him. God uses the Bible, His Word, just like the law of leprosy, to teach us how to believe in Him, and to live holy lives that are pleasing to Him. Beside His Word, God even sends His Holy Spirit to lead and guide us as we trust and obey Him. (John 14:26)
3. The Lamb (14:1-57)
And on the eighth day he shall take two he lambs without blemish, and one ewe lamb of the first year without blemish, and three tenth deals of fine flour for a meat offering, mingled with oil, and one log of oil. (14:10)
God commanded the lepers to present two he lambs and one ewe lamb of the first year, all without blemish, and three tenth portion of fine flour for the meal offering mingled with oil, to the priest on the eight day, as the trespass, sin and burnt offerings to Him. Those lepers who were poor could offer two turtledoves or young pigeons instead of the lambs and fine flour, as God sees our hearts and not our fame or fortune. This was the prophesy that one day, Jesus Christ, the Son of God, shall be the ultimate Lamb of God, to be offered as the Sacrifice of the spiritual leprosy of the whole world. Today, Jesus Christ is our Sacrifice, Saviour, High Priest and Doctor, and only He can forgive our sins, and clean us from all unrighteousness, because He is the true and living God. (John 14:6)
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, please help me to flee from the leprosy of sins and stay close to You.