Day 172 - Leviticus, 17

This chapter and the next give us many instructions on how to live a holy life and the unclean things from which we are to keep away.
V. 2 Both the priests and the people receive instructions. We believers are both (see 1 Peter 2:5 for the first category and verse 11 for the second. Wonderful connection between Old and New Testament teachings). We can call today's chapter, Pure Worship requiring Pure Customs.
There was a danger, that the people might secretly offer their sacrifices to devils (verse 7). And it is very easy for us to turn back to the world and get mixed up with pagan practices. Many of the religious customs today had their beginnings in religions which were really worshipping the devil.
V. 10-16 The blood was never to be eaten. We see the seriousness of the act in these verses. Read Heb. 9:2222And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission. (Hebrews 9:22). The blood of Christ is for God only. Christ's death is the foundation of the worship of God So the blood appears in this chapter when we are instructed about pure worship.