OT Overview Devotions (Week 8: Leviticus 16)
Read Exodus 34:1-9 again. What did you learn and appreciate about God and His character?
Set aside a moment to talk to Him and thank Him.
Read Leviticus 16:1-5 along with Leviticus 10:1-11. What was the reason the two sons of Aaron perished?
What exactly was wrong with their conduct, especially taking into account what God had already said so far, 9 chapters into Leviticus (briefly browse through the ESV headers of Leviticus 1-9 for some background)?
Read Leviticus 16:1-28. List down all the different offerings, and for whom they are being offered in the entire Day of Atonement.
Putting yourself in the shoes of the people of Israel, how would you have felt and thought about the Day of Atonement and all the sacrifices it involved?
Read Leviticus 1 – what exactly is the purpose of a burnt offering?
Read Leviticus 4 – what exactly is the purpose of a sin offering (how is this different from the burnt offering?)
What have you learnt about God and about man through Leviticus 16? How does the Day of Atonement continue to reveal to us who God is and His way of dealing with the central problem of humanity – sin?
Speak to our Father in Heaven about what you have seen in Leviticus 16. Pray to Him about your view of sin, and especially sin in your own life.
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