This week we finish up our readings in Exodus and move almost all the way through the book of Leviticus. In Leviticus, sometimes the laws and rituals described can seem dry and confusing as you read through them. It helps to remember that the big picture of Leviticus is working out God's covenant with Israel - the consequences of entering into a special relationship with God - special community relationships and behavior.
Leviticus can really be divided into two parts: 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.
Here is the schedule:
29 (Su) - Exodus 39-40; Leviticus 1-2
30 (M) - Leviticus 3-6
31 (Tu)- Leviticus 7-10
1 (W)- Leviticus 11-14
2 (Th) - Leviticus 15-18
3 (F) - Leviticus 19-22
4 (Sa) - Leviticus 23-26
May God add His richest blessings to the reading, the hearing, the
understanding and most importantly the living out of His holy word.