Leviticus 13 and 14 – Can you afford sin?

Good evening y’all. Today I’m combining chapters 13 and 14.

Be blessed 🙂

As I read the chapters, I see that God is really big on holiness. He really doesn’t want his people to be contaminated which will cause separation between them and Him. He gave specific instructions on how to identify what’s clean and unclean when it comes to skin disease, mildew on clothes and buildings. He also gave instruction on how to make them pure again.

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Few things I observed from both chapters.

1) The priest had to examine and identify those who were unclean or contaminated and give the prescribed remedy. In the same way Jesus is our high priest. Let’s allow Him examine and identify any form of uncleanness in our lives. Let His blood wash us clean and makes us brand new

2) Sin contaminates us and creates a barrier between us and God. It’s the same way those with leprosy were deemed unclean and had to be quarantined for a while and go through purification before they were allowed back into the camp.

3) Sin has to be dealt with at the onset immediately. We can’t cover it up. It will only grow and continue to contaminate us and if care is not taken we will infect others. The priest had to quarantine the person immediately they found out about the skin diseases or any piece of item contaminated with mildew.

“As long as the serious disease lasts, they will be ceremonially unclean. They must live in isolation in their place outside the camp. The priest must burn the item—the clothing, the woolen or linen fabric, or piece of leather—for it has been contaminated by a serious mildew. It must be completely destroyed by fire”. (Leviticus 13:46, 52 NLT)

“It must be torn down, and all its stones, timbers, and plaster must be carried out of town to the place designated as ceremonially unclean”.(Leviticus 14:45 NLT)

4) Sin is costly. I think about the price the I Israelite had to pay every time they sinned or were deemed unclean. It must have cost them a lot to keep bringing the best of their livestocks as sacrifices. Makes me appreciate what Jesus came to do for us. I’m forever grateful for the price He paid.

Our response is to make holiness priority in our lives with the help of the Holy Spirit. Living holy is not something we should joke with. I found a quote online by Pastor E A Adeboye which drove home the point –

“It is cheaper to live holy than to live in sin, ask Joseph. You can not sin against the Holy One who could help you achieve your destiny (GOD)”.

Had joseph given in to the temptation to sleep with Potiphar’s wife, his destiny would have been truncated.

I pray the words of David in Psalms 19: 13 -14 will be our heart cry to God.

“Keep your servant from deliberate sins! Don’t let them control me. Then I will be free of guilt and innocent of great sin. May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O  lord , my rock and my redeemer”. (Psalms 19:13-14 NLT)

Thanks for joining today

Have a blessed evening 🙂

***With God all things are possible***

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