Leviticus

The name of this book suggests its contents. Leviticus is a book about the Levites, the priests, and their service to God. It has been called the Handbook of the priests. It is a book rich in typology and contains wonderful pictures of our redemption. For greatest spiritual profit, it ought to be studied in con unction with the book of Hebrews. KEY WORD: !Holiness" # It is found $% times. The whole book echoes forth the message, !God is Holy", and it insists n the holiness of God&s people 'Lev. (()**,*+,. This book answers the -uestion) !How may an unholy people approach a holy God. The answer in this book is that God must be approached by sacrifice and by a mediator. /hrist came to meet both needs. He was both our sacrifice and our Priest. 0o, the second key word in this book is !1tonement" # It is found *+ times.

SUMMARY: 2In Genesis, we see Israel chosen. In 34odus, we see Israel delivered. In Leviticus, we see Israel approaching God in worship. In 34odus, we see 5oses constructing and completing the Tabernacle. In Leviticus, we see how they were to worship God, and commune with Him.

OUTLINE: '1, /hapters (#(6 # The way of 1ccess to God. 'i, Through sacrifices and offerings # There were + in all) 2The 7urnt 8ffering # Lev. ( 2The 5eal 8ffering # Lev. 9 2The :eace 8ffering # Lev. ; 2The 0in 8ffering # Lev. *#+)(; 2The Trespass 8ffering # Lev. +)(*#<)(% 'ii, Through :riestly 5ediation. 2/hapters (#$ deal with the calling, cleansing, garment and atonement of the human priest. 2/hapter (6 deals with the sin and udgement of =adab and 1bihu, and the solemn lesson that is learned that we must approach God in the way He has prescribed.

'7, /hapters ((#99 # 0pecial Instruction for the :eople. 2These people were called unto holiness. They were not to be like the heathen around them, but were to be a separate people. God gave them laws in relation to their food, cleanliness, sanitation, customs and morals. Included were laws of hygiene that are practised today, only in the most advanced nations. God&s laws then, as now, were for the good of the people. He gave them instruction concerning idolatry, se4, respect for parents, deaf people, poor people, talebearers, and hatred and vengeance.

DIVISIONS OF THE LAW

'b. divorce. The 0acrifices pointed to the 0olution '/hrist. General Instructions /oncerning) 2The 0abbatical Eear # 8nce in % years.)(@#96A Gal. The 0piritual /ode # This is shadow !/hristology". The 5oral /ode # is comprised of the (6 commandments '34. (6)( # For the law. we have no approach to God. 2The law of Gows and Titles # '/hapter 9%.(< . ?emember. having a 0H1C8D of good things to come. ta4ation. De have been redeemed by a Holy God. 2/onditions of 7lessing. 96.. to the sacrifice. The awfulness of sin. . God&s restrictions are for our good. the military. debtors were freed.". Ceath) Leviticus is a book of 9% bloodstained chapters. the slaves were liberated. offerings. 'e.. 'ii. that we might become like Him. so men would reali>e their need of accepting God&s free gift of righteousness through faith '?o. and Darnings of Budgement # '/hapter 9<. 'C.. 'iii. Today. The =eed for 5ediation # This is where the priest fits into the picture. 0in separates us from God. This book shows us that redemption is by) 0ubstitution) The innocent must die for the guilty." MAJOR LESSONS FROM LEVITICUS: 'a. # The book closes with the reminder. He saves us !from" our sin.. /hapters 9. the ground was left untilled '9+)9#%. '/. . 'Heb.. It was given as an unattainable standard. and Bewish ceremonial worship. '/ommandment) 1n order from God. 'c. The purpose of the moral law was to show man that he is a sinner. and people gave themselves to things pertaining to God. about which we have no choice". still. This body of rules was never meant to be a means of salvation. temple furniture. feast days. etc. The need for redemption.#9% # The Five 1nnual Feasts # 0ee handout. God is Holy. This section dealt with those special ordinances which foreshadowed /hrist and our ?edemption. and a general restitution took place '9+)$#(<. 2The Law pointed to the problem. /hrist is our 5ediator. but through His =ame. and is in need of a 0aviour. marriage.. Imputation) The sins of the individual were transferred. The 0ocial /ode # dealt with such things as dietary regulations. from which there is no escape. rules of sanitation. Besus doesn&t save us !in" our sin. ?edemption is unto Holiness.)9(#9*.. 'd. # To violate God&s laws is to do so at our own peril. Garious kinds of animals were used in Lev. instructions on the proper care of land and crops. 5an cannot save himself..'i. =o man brought his offerings to the Lord 'Lev. !These are the commandments which the Lord commanded 5oses for the /hildren of Israel. It was the shed blood that atoned for sin. by faith. God didn&t give 5oses the (6 suggestionsF. It included the sacrifices. 2The Eear of Bubilee # 8nce in +6 years. 1nd. child birth. ( :eter ()(+. @)(+#($A (<)(+.

.# !7e ye holy. ye holy. as I am holy." Lit) 7ecome 'ginomai # implies a process. God himself is our standard of holiness.