2/17/2018 — Leviticus Chapters 14-15
As I read through these chapters on cleansing from “skin diseases” I was reminded of a New Testament passage, Matthew 8:3-4 — Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” Immediately he was cleansed of his leprosy. 4 Then Jesus said to him, “See that you don’t tell anyone. But go, show yourself to the priest and offer the gift Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.
Jesus wanted the healed man to be obedient to the Law of Moses.
This, then reminded me of another reason we need to remain in God’s entire word. Remember that in Matt 5:17-18 Christ stated: Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.”
Due to God grace we are no longer under the Law of Moses. But to better understand Christ’s mission should we not at least be familiar with the the fundamentals of the Law?