Levitcus: God is involved in the details of life

I want to draw your attention to the book of Leviticus. Twenty Seven chapters of regulations and laws. What God spoke to Moses on Sinai, in the book of Exodus, he expounds upon in Leviticus. Leviticus is God’s care for the daily life of the new-free people of God from Egypt. There are rules for sacrifices, feast times, relationships, purity, disease control, dietary instructions, and worship. Reall of life is dealt with. Sometimes we get to thinking that God isn’t involved in our day to day lives. If God is so other-worldly, surely he doesn’t care about the details of our lives. This line of thinking is simply not true. For the picture of God we are given in Leviticus is one of a loving God, actively pursuing his people in relationship. God desires obedience, longs to dwell with his people. This same God that was in the details of Levitics is the same Yahwheh that is involved in the details of your life. He still relentless pursues you today and desires to live among us as he did his wilderness children. God still desires our obedience. While we may not live under the law, we still daily bear the responsibility of loving God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength and loving our neighbors. These two commands, sum up the Law and the prophets. These two commands affect all areas of life, just as the details given in Leviticus. God is the same, yesterday, today and tomorrow!


About Jason Retherford

The random musings of a youth minister.
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