This week we continue our reading in the book of Leviticus and start the first three chapters of Numbers. Remember Leviticus is divided into two main sections - 1) the Priestly Code (chapters 1-16 and 27) and 2) the Holiness Code (chapter 17-26). The Priestly Code is mainly instructions to the priests regarding rituals of cleanliness, sin-offerings and the observance of holidays. The Holiness Code applies more to governing the life of the people. Hopefully having a framework to help guide your reading will help Leviticus seem less dry and more relevant.
Then we turn our attention to the book of Numbers. Why is it called that? It's a reference to the two times of census, or numbering of the people, that are recorded within this book. The first ten chapters of Numbers deal with the numbering of the people at Mount Sinai and also preparations for resuming their march through through the wilderness.
Here is the schedule:
30, Sunday: Leviticus 3-6
31, Monday: Leviticus 7-10
1, Tuesday: Leviticus 11-14
2, Wednesday: Leviticus 15-18
3, Thursday: Leviticus 19-22
4, Friday: Leviticus 23-26
5, Saturday: Leviticus 27 - Numbers 3
May God add his richest blessings to the reading, the hearing and most importantly the living out of His Holy Word. Amen.