The Bible in 90 Days
Day 7: Leviticus 1:1-14:32 || Read the CEB online.
Leviticus takes its name from the ritual instructions to the descendents of Levi (Levites), who were the keepers of the rituals and sacred instruments. When Christians speak about the Law given at Sinai that’s sometimes called Instruction by the CEB (you’ll see it called this often in Deuteronomy), wof have often tried to divide it into ritual law & moral law. Then we’ve said that the ritual law is not binding upon us as Christians, but the moral law is. So, killing someone is prohibited, but eating eel is fine. The former is moral, but the latter has to do with ritual. The only problem with this is that there is no basis in the text itself for dividing up the legal codes found here into different types. All of it has to do with morality, & all of it is ritual!
So how do Christians approach the law, given what Jesus, Paul, and the rest of the New Testament say? That’s your question for today!
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