Leviticus 15:31 – Keep Separate

Today’s Readings: Lev 15:1‐16:28, Mark 7:1‐23, Ps 40:11‐17, Prov 10:13‐14

Leviticus 15:31- “Thus you shall keep the people of Israel separate from their uncleanness, lest they die in their uncleanness by defiling my tabernacle that is in their midst.”

During this read through of Leviticus, I have seen God’s passion for purity pushing me in several areas. First, it is giving me a renewed thankfulness for our high priest – Jesus Christ. Clearly, the Old Testament points to his sacrifice. Secondly, it is motivating me to search my heart and dig out any impurity. I don’t want anything coming between me and my Lord.

In the NT reading, Jesus clarified where impurity is found in us: “There is nothing outside a person that by going into him can defile him, but the things that come out of a person are what defile him” (Mark 7:15)

Search me Lord. Show me my unclean heart.

What overlap did you see in the Old and New Testaments today?


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