Saturday, 7 May 2016

Leviticus 26-27

Here's how the study works: Read the chapters mentioned in the heading during the week and share any words, thoughts, verses that stood out to you. Having a week for several chapters creates the opportunity to revisit them and make additional comments as you feel inclined as well as make comments on other people's insights.


Susan said...

26:11-12 I will put my dwelling place among you, and I will not abhor you. I will walk among you and be your God, and you will be my people.

This blessing was based on Israel not worshipping idols (v. 1) and keeping the Sabbath (v. 2). Observing the Sabbath was acknowledging God's work and man's inability to save himself. These two things are still important – have no other idols, that is, have no other basis for our self-esteem other than being a child of God and acknowledge our inability to save ourselves

Susan said...

27:2 Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘If anyone makes a special vow to dedicate a person to the LORD by giving the equivalent value …'

(From Constable's Commentary) "However vowing is a natural desire of people who love God or want things from God."

God does not require his people to make vows. But having a made a vow God wants people of integrity who keep their word and do what they say even if it cost them.