Resources from Leviticus

The Clean and the Unclean

     The Mosaic law attached great importance to meats and drinks: the Christian religion attaches none. The apostle Peter was shown by the vision of a sheet let down from heaven, not only that all nations were now to receive the gospel message, but that all kinds of food were now clean, and that all the prohibitions which had formerly been laid upon them for legal purposes were now...

Leviticus 11:2-3

Blood even on the Golden Altar

May 6 ALL through Holy Scripture you constantly meet with the mention of “blood.” “Without shedding of blood is no remission.” “The blood of Jesus Christ, his Son, cleanseth us from all sin.” “Ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ.” The word “blood” is recorded over and over again, and if...

Leviticus 4:7

Salt for Sacrifice

Jan 23 IT is taken for granted that all true Israelites would bring many oblations and offerings of different kinds to God. And so they did who were truly devout and really grateful. I am sure that, if the Lord has set our hearts on fire with his own love, we also shall be frequently saying “What shall I render unto the Lord for all his benefits toward me?” It will be...

Leviticus 2:13

The Annual Atonement

Oct 3 BEFORE Adam transgressed he lived in communion with God; but after he had broken the covenant, and grieved God’s Spirit, he could have no more familiar fellowship with God. Under the Mosaic dispensation, in which God was pleased in his grace to dwell among his people and walk with them in the wilderness, it was still under a reserve: there was a holy place wherein the symbol of God’s presence...

Leviticus 16:30.

A Plain Man's Sermon

Jan 17 THE ceremonial law, as ordained by the hand of Moses and Aaron, called the worshippers of God to great carefulness before him. Before their minds that solemn truth was ever made visible, “I the Lord thy God am a jealous God.” Nothing might be done thoughtlessly. Due heed was the first requisite in a man who would draw near unto the thrice-holy God, whose perfections demand lowly and considerate reverence...

Leviticus 22:21

The Sprinkling of the Blood of the Sacrifice

May 11 I HAVE aforetime preached to you upon the types of our Lord’s sacrifice: the subject is as large as it is important. We began with the laying of the hands upon the offering, and we went on to the all-important matter of the slaying of the victim. Now we come to the use which was made of the blood of the sacrifice after it had been slain. In thinking upon...

Leviticus 4:6-7

Slaying the Sacrifice

Mar 23 You remember that last Sabbath day we spoke of two things vitally essential to a true sacrifice, and the first upon which we then enlarged was the laying on of the hands of the offerer upon the victim, by which he accepted it as his sacrifice, and made a typical transfer of his sin from himself to the victim. Now, the second essential thing, of which we are to speak...

Leviticus 1:5

Putting the Hand Upon the Head of the Sacrifice

Mar 16 No doubt there are clear distinctions in the teaching of the burnt offering, the meat offering, the peace offering, and the sin offering. In those various sacrifices we have views of our Lord’s atoning work taken from different stand-points. On another occasion it will be profitable to note these delightful lessons and lay them to heart; but at this time I am not about to enter into such matters. These...

Leviticus 1:4-5

Sins of Ignorance

Nov 25 IT is supposed in our text that men might commit forbidden things without knowing it; nay, it is not merely supposed, but it is taken for granted, and provided for. The Levitical law had special statutes for sins of ignorance, and one of its sections begins with these words, “If a soul shall sin through ignorance against any of the commandments of the Lord.” If you will at your leisure...

Leviticus 5:17, 18

The Sin-Offering for the Common People

Apr 28 VERY much of interesting truth clusters around the sin-offering. The type is well worthy of the most careful consideration, and I regret that we shall not have time this morning to enter into all its details. The reader of the chapter will perceive that it gives us four forms of the same sacrifice. These may be regarded as four views of the same thing, probably views taken by four classes...

Leviticus 4:27-31