The Bible is a good news/bad news book. Lev 26 and... Read more
The Bible is a good news/bad news book. Lev 26 and 27 show the contrasts between obedience and disobedience. Almost all of the bad things in 27 happened to Israel because they did the 2 things outlined in 26, worshiping idols and ignoring the Sabbath. Can it be that above all other things in The Law, that these are the key items, the cardinal sins? Read less
These were the actions that really infuriated the ... Read more
These were the actions that really infuriated the religious people of the time. Theirs had become a religion rather than a faith. They depended on obedience to ever increasingly strict laws rather than loving God and man with their hearts. Of course they applied the law differently as it suited them.
They supported the temple by cheating people on the rate of exchange and the price of the sacrificial animals. This transgress the Laws instruction to use fair weights and measures. Jesus chasing the money changers from the temple was the last straw. When Jesus started messing with the priests' income, he had to die. Read less
Then he is to take the two goats and present them... Read more
Then he is to take the two goats and present them before the LORD at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting. 8 He is to cast lots for the two goats--one lot for the LORD and the other for the scapegoat.
Leviticus 16 is about the annual sin sacfrifice. That date when the high priest enters the Holy of Holies.The scapegoat is also a part of this and is chosen by lot.
In the kingdom of God we do not need the lot. The Holy Spirit speaks to us directly. This will also be true of Gideon's fleece that will appear later in Judges. Read less
Leviticus describes penalties for 3 classes of sin... Read more
Leviticus describes penalties for 3 classes of sin - intentional, unintentional and unknown. Punishments and sacrifices are different for each class. The "Scape Goat" was an annual sacrifice for the unknown sins of the nation as a whole. Read less
1 The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD; he ... Read more
1 The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD; he directs it like a watercourse wherever he pleases.
Although kings can disobey God, the Scriptures repeatedly tell us that kings are treated differently from the rest of us when it comes to destiny. Read less
Since God now indwells each believer, He speaks to... Read more
Since God now indwells each believer, He speaks to us directly. The "Lot" is no longer necessary. Prior to Pentecost, only the prophets and kings were blessed with godly guidance, and most kings chose to ignore it. Solomon had a sense of this, but did not have the maturity to recognize the leading of the Holy Spirit. Proof? Notice the dichotomy between verses 1 and 33. Read less