|The Holy of Holies|
I think if we had to imagine that God was writing a love letter to us through the book of Leviticus, He might be saying thees words as written by *Larry Crabb in his book, "66 Love Letters",
|The Law of God|
You may want to ask God, but how are you you making me Holy, I do not see it clearly in Leviticus? He might continue to say,
"Every theme in Leviticus highlights My son (Jesus)... it is through Him that I make you Holy....The first theme-Offerings-covered in the first seven chapters is a picture of how Jesus is the only way to me. Think of the burnt offering as a picture of My loving Son giving Himself fully to Me on the cross. Let the grain offering remind you that Jesus was a perfect man, which is what I had in mind for every human being to be, who willingly and gladly offered Himself for imperfect people, in order to please me. And now because He offered Himself to me for you, we can get along. I am no longer mad at you for your sin, and you no longer hate Me. All of this is represented in the peace offering. The Sin offering tells you that My lovely Son became sin...And the trespass offering reflects the value of my Son's death every time you sin. Cling to Jesus as you face your sin, and we will stay in close touch with each other."
Yes that is How God is making us Holy, by believing in Jesus Christ, we take up His righteousness and are sealed by the Spirit of God, who causes us to reflect more and more, day by day the image of His son, Jesus Christ (2 Cor 3:18, 5:17).
|The High Priest|
If you stay focused on the core themes of Leviticus, that My plan is to make you holy, then you will see My Love-and My Son (Jesus)-all through the letter. My Spirit will help you see these things."
I know this is a lot to digest, especially because we are used to trying to fit God into our own plans and shy away from the sticky issues He tells us to stay away from. So that we can enjoy a life full of His fellowship, a life full of life, joy and peace. However it is my prayer that this first person imagined dialogue has caused you to see the beauty of what God has revealed in Leviticus and the hope you have in Jesus Christ, if you would believe. Now this is true comfort for the soul, with 63 more love letters to go as we continue this journey on Comfortnotes. Until next time...where we venture into the book of Numbers... Read, Share and be Comforted. Blessings beloved.
*All first person dialogue was taken from Larry Crabb's, 66 Love Letters, Pg (10-13).