Leviticus (Program #30) – The Cleansing of the Leper (1) & (2)
The clear and proper understanding of Old Testament books such as Leviticus shows us pictures that portray graphically and vividly man’s true condition contaminated by sin and death. Unclean from natural birth and leprous within and without. This is surely man’s condition apart from God’s intervention but motivated by His great love and desire for man to be His eventual eternal counterpart. God does not leave us in such a condition.
Hebrews (Program #59) – The Manna in the Golden Pot
In the Old Testament, manna was something given by God to his people openly and freely. But, a small portion of this manna was offered by the priest back to God and hidden within a golden pot in the Holy of Holies. This hidden portion in the golden pot represents something so rich in experience.
Leviticus (Program #29) – Uncleanness Issuing From Within Man (2) & (3)
Leviticus like several books in the Bible mentions the ancient disease of leprosy. Why was leprosy given such attention in God’s revelation to mankind. Well, leprosy is associated with one of the basic factors of man’s sinful condition and that is rebellion. Who among us is free from rebellion? Maybe not in dramatic outward demonstrations but within even in its own most subtle manifestations rebellion lurks perpetually beneath the surface of almost every person.
Some of the Lord’s promises to His faithful overcomers are quite regal and heavenly. But among the final promises is that His overcomers would eat of the hidden manna. This hidden portion is spoken of in Hebrews chapter 9. And if you have never considered such a matter, you will be treated to a feast in today’s life study of the Bible.
Of all the heavenly things that we have seen and discussed in this life study of Hebrew, one of the real treasures without question has to do with something so simple, and so small as a round wafer that we eat called Manna.
Leviticus (Program #28) – Uncleanness in Human Birth
What does it mean to be clean in the eyes of God? Does it mean that our behaviour is proper and according to His principles? Or does it mean that we get down on our knees and determine before Him to be a better person or even a better Christian? Well the Bible says that regardless of our behaviour or our determination there is no way to be clean if the source of what we are offering Him is the natural life we were born with regardless of how good we may think it is. So what is God’s view of us and all mankind in our natural life? We will see today that the very source of all human life is depicted in this riveting account in chapters 11 and 12 of Leviticus.
Hebrews (Program #57) – Enter Within the Veil and Go Outside the Camp
The book of Hebrews contains a dual calling for the people of God, we are first called to enter within the veil. Second, we’re called to go forth unto Him outside the camp. Within the veil and outside the camp. This is our dual destination on today’s life study of the Bible.
Leviticus chapter 11 is concerned with the matter of diet, the matter of eating. But this chapter also is very much concerned with death. The word “carcass” is used at least 13 times in this chapter. The fact that this chapter speaks of eating in relation to the death that results from contacting something unclean means that Leviticus chapter 11 is very much like the whole Bible is a book of life and death.
Hebrews (Program #56) – The Experiences of Christ for the Church Life
The book of Hebrews marvelously presents the heavenly Christ again and again. But, interwoven in the presentation is God’s purpose, the Church. Stay with us with for today’s life study of the Bible as we see the wonderful Christ together with the glorious Church in the book of Hebrews.
We’ve all heard the term “Kosher” and probably realize that kosher has to do with the approved or acceptable diet of Orthodox Jews. But you may not know that the origin of kosher dietary regulations is in Leviticus chapter 11. Though we are not here to discuss the nutritional benefits of such a diet we do want to see the spiritual significance that these dietary regulations have for all of us in the New Testament regardless of what we chose to eat.
Hebrews (Program #55) – Ten Practical Virtues for the Church Life
Near the end of the book of Hebrews, several practical virtues are extolled as they pertain to the practical daily living of the believers. They seem outward and obvious from a casual glance. But, a more critical examination reveals much about both God’s desire and need, as we will see today on the life study of the Bible.