Leviticus 17

Leviticus 17  •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 9
Preservation from defilement; God owned and honored
After this quite special instruction of the day of atonement come some directions, not to purify from defilements, but to preserve from them either the people or the service of the priests (ch. 17). It is to maintain them as a people holy to God, and keep them from all that would dishonor Him in their relations with Him, and themselves in their relations with others. Life belongs to God. And where it is taken, it must be offered in sacrifice and in sacrifice, of course, to God. The blood must be sprinkled, and the fat burned on the altar. Thus the danger of secret departure of the heart to demons was guarded against, and God’s title to life, and the truth of sacrifice were maintained-all vital truths. Thus God was owned and honored, and man’s relationship with Him.