Leviticus 1
Matters of the Levites, God's tent of meeting,
tabernacle, Sinai, holy qadosh, clean unclean
uncleanness, male...
BIBLE IN FIVE
Pastor Dave Kooyers
Valley Bible Fellowship
Box 433
Boonville CA 95415
http://www.slideshare.net/dkooyers
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We left off at the end of Exodus
• Genesis 1-11, 4 events; Creation, Fall, Flood,
and the Nations
• Genesis 12-50, 4 men, ...
Rose Bible Overview
• Lev 1:1 Laws for Burnt Offerings
• Lev 2:1 Laws for Grain Offerings
• Lev 3:1 Laws for Peace Offerings
• Lev 4:1 Laws fo...
What Time Is It?
What Time Is It?
• Probably the 13th month after Passover
• Between Exodus 40:17 Now in the first month of
the second year...
Where Are We?
• Exodus 34:29 It came about when Moses was
coming down from Mount Sinai…
• Leviticus closes with…
• Levitic...
Where
Are We?
Author; Moses
• The name “Moses” is used 80 X’s in Lev.
• The names “LORD” and “Moses” occur 61 NAS
X’s in the same verse
...
Jesus Credited It To Moses
• Matthew 8:4 And Jesus said to him, "See that you tell no
one; but go, show yourself to the pr...
Leviticus Is Tough Readin’
• Many folks commit to read the whole Bible on
New Years, but get to Leviticus around March
and...
NIV Outline, 1-7
• Lev 1:1 The Burnt Offering
• Lev 2:1 The Grain Offering
• Lev 3:1 The Fellowship Offering
• Lev 4:1 The...
Central Theme Of Leviticus
• Lev. Uses the word “holy” more times than
any other NAS book (76 X’s), 1/3 more than
2nd. Pla...
Central Theme Of Leviticus
• Lev. uses the word “uncleanness” more times than any
other NAS book (9 X’s).
• Lev. uses the ...
Things Not Actually In The Bible
• Question: "What are the most common things people think are in
the Bible that are not a...
Leviticus 1
• Let’s read Leviticus 1:1-17
Leviticus 1:1, Then, And, Now Called
• Lev 1:1 Then the LORD called to Moses… [continuation]
• NAU Leviticus 1:1 Then the ...
Leviticus 1:1, the LORD called
• Leviticus 1:1 Then the LORD called to Moses and
spoke to him…
• This is the “reddist” boo...
Leviticus 1:1, The Tent Of Meeting
• Leviticus 1:1 Then the LORD called...from the tent of
meeting, saying, [Ex 25-32]
• C...
Leviticus 1:2, Voluntary Offering
• Leviticus 1:2 "Speak to the sons of Israel and say to
them, 'When any man [laity, peop...
Leviticus 1:3, A Male Without Defect
• Leviticus 1:3 …a male without defect…
• Exodus 12:5 'Your lamb shall be an unblemis...
Leviticus 1:4, Lay His Hand On The
Head
• Leviticus 1:4 'He shall lay his hand on the head of
the burnt offering, that it ...
Leviticus 1:5, He Shall Slay
• Leviticus 1:5 'He shall slay the young bull before
the LORD…
• Who killed Jesus?
• 1 Corint...
Leviticus 1:6,
• Leviticus 1:6 'He shall then skin the burnt
offering and cut it into its pieces.
• Genesis 3:21 The LORD ...
Leviticus 1:9, “smoke”
• Leviticus 1:9 'Its entrails, however, and its legs he shall
wash with water. And the priest shall...
Leviticus 1:14, Offering
• Leviticus 1:14 'But if his offering to the LORD is a
burnt offering of birds, then he shall bri...
Leviticus 1:14, Burnt Offering Of Birds
• Leviticus 1:14 'But if his offering to the LORD is a burnt
offering of birds, th...
Leviticus 1:17, Not Severed Or Broken
• Leviticus 1:17 'Then he shall tear it by its
wings, but shall not sever it….
• Mar...
In Conclusion
• The Lord Jesus is so present in Leviticus it’s no
wonder He said;
• Luke 24:44 Now He said to them…all thi...
THE END
1 Corinthians 10:11
Now these things
happened to them as an
example, and they were
written for our instruction,
up...
Heb 11, Acts 7, Nehemiah 9:9-25,
History Summary
• Nehemiah 9:9 "You saw the affliction of our fathers in Egypt, And heard...
1 Peter 1:14-15 Exodus 1, Leviticus 1 Matthew 7:18-23
Leviticus 19:17 1 Timothy 6:10 Job 1:1 James 1:2-4 Isaiah
11:6,65:25...
NIV Outline
• Lev 1:1 The Burnt Offering
• Lev 2:1 The Grain Offering
• Lev 3:1 The Fellowship Offering
• Lev 4:1 The Sin ...
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  • Rose Bible Overview
  • Rose Bible Overview
  • Here’s The ESV Outline
  • Bible Overview, by Rose Publishing, page 24
  • http://www.gotquestions.org/not-in-the-Bible.html
  • 1 Peter 1:14-15 Exodus 1, Leviticus 1 Matthew 7:18-23 Leviticus 19:17 1 Timothy 6:10 Job 1:1 James 1:2-4 Isaiah 11:6,65:25 Revelation 5 Deuteronomy 11:18-19 Psalm 119:16,
  • Leviticus 1, Matters Of The Levites, God's tent of meeting, tabernacle, Sinai, holy qadosh, clean unclean uncleanness, male without defect, smoke, offering, turtledoves, no broken bones

    1. 1. Leviticus 1 Matters of the Levites, God's tent of meeting, tabernacle, Sinai, holy qadosh, clean unclean uncleanness, male without defect, smoke, offering, turtledoves, no broken bones
    2. 2. BIBLE IN FIVE Pastor Dave Kooyers Valley Bible Fellowship Box 433 Boonville CA 95415 http://www.slideshare.net/dkooyers www.ValleyBibleFellowship.org (707) 895-2325 God bless you as you examine His Word, Your servant in Christ, 2Cor. 4:5, Dave Matthew 10:8 …Freely you received, freely give. These Microsoft PowerPoint presentations are provided "for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ" (Ephesians 4:12-15). To help Christians to "to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ." So that "we are no longer...tossed here and there...by every wind of doctrine." They may be downloaded and modified free of charge.
    3. 3. We left off at the end of Exodus • Genesis 1-11, 4 events; Creation, Fall, Flood, and the Nations • Genesis 12-50, 4 men, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph • Genesis, Man created, Man Ruined • Exodus, Man Redeemed • Leviticus, Man Cleansed to approach and worship God
    4. 4. Rose Bible Overview
    5. 5. • Lev 1:1 Laws for Burnt Offerings • Lev 2:1 Laws for Grain Offerings • Lev 3:1 Laws for Peace Offerings • Lev 4:1 Laws for Sin Offerings • Lev 5:14 Laws for Guilt Offerings • Lev 6:8 The Priests and the Offerings • Lev 8:1 Consecration of Aaron and His Sons • Lev 9:1 The Lord Accepts Aaron's Offering • Lev 10:1 The Death of Nadab and Abihu • Lev 11:1 Clean and Unclean Animals • Lev 12:1 Purification After Childbirth • Lev 13:1 Laws About Leprosy • Lev 14:1 Laws for Cleansing Lepers • Lev 14:33 Laws for Cleansing Houses • Lev 15:1 Laws About Bodily Discharges • Lev 16:1 The Day of Atonement • Lev 17:1 The Place of Sacrifice • Lev 17:10 Laws Against Eating Blood • Lev 18:1 Unlawful Sexual Relations • Lev 19:1 The Lord Is Holy • Lev 19:9 Love Your Neighbor as Yourself • Lev 19:19 You Shall Keep My Statutes • Lev 20:1 Punishment for Child Sacrifice • Lev 20:10 Punishments for Sexual Immorality • Lev 20:22 You Shall Be Holy • Lev 21:1 Holiness and the Priests • Lev 22:17 Acceptable Offerings • Lev 23:1 Feasts of the Lord • Lev 23:3 The Sabbath • Lev 23:4 The Passover • Lev 23:9 The Feast of Firstfruits • Lev 23:15 The Feast of Weeks • Lev 23:23 The Feast of Trumpets • Lev 23:26 The Day of Atonement • Lev 23:33 The Feast of Booths • Lev 24:1 The Lamps • Lev 24:5 Bread for the Tabernacle • Lev 24:10 Punishment for Blasphemy • Lev 24:17 An Eye for an Eye • Lev 25:1 The Sabbath Year • Lev 25:8 The Year of Jubilee • Lev 25:23 Redemption of Property • Lev 25:35 Kindness for Poor Brothers • Lev 25:47 Redeeming a Poor Man • Lev 26:1 Blessings for Obedience • Lev 26:14 Punishment for Disobedience • Lev 27:1 Laws About Vows Here’s The ESV Outline
    6. 6. What Time Is It?
    7. 7. What Time Is It? • Probably the 13th month after Passover • Between Exodus 40:17 Now in the first month of the second year, on the first day of the month, the tabernacle was erected. • And; • Numbers 1:1 Then the LORD spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the tent of meeting, on the first of the second month, in the second year after they had come out of the land of Egypt, saying,
    8. 8. Where Are We? • Exodus 34:29 It came about when Moses was coming down from Mount Sinai… • Leviticus closes with… • Leviticus 27:34 These are the commandments which the LORD commanded Moses for the sons of Israel at Mount Sinai.
    9. 9. Where Are We?
    10. 10. Author; Moses • The name “Moses” is used 80 X’s in Lev. • The names “LORD” and “Moses” occur 61 NAS X’s in the same verse • Norm Geisler counted 56 uses of phrases like; “the LORD called to Moses,” “the LORD said to Moses” “the LORD commanded Moses” “the LORD has spoken to them through Moses”
    11. 11. Jesus Credited It To Moses • Matthew 8:4 And Jesus said to him, "See that you tell no one; but go, show yourself to the priest and present the offering that Moses commanded, as a testimony to them." • Mark 1:44 and He said …show yourself to the priest and offer for your cleansing what Moses commanded… Leviticus 14:1-2 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,…the law of the leper… • Luke 2:22…purification according to the law of Moses… Leviticus 12:2 • Nehemiah 9:13 "Then You came down on Mount Sinai, And spoke with them from heaven; You gave them just ordinances and true laws, Good statutes and commandments. 14 "So You made known to them Your holy sabbath, And laid down for them commandments, statutes and law, Through Your servant Moses.
    12. 12. Leviticus Is Tough Readin’ • Many folks commit to read the whole Bible on New Years, but get to Leviticus around March and stall out. • Here’s why…
    13. 13. NIV Outline, 1-7 • Lev 1:1 The Burnt Offering • Lev 2:1 The Grain Offering • Lev 3:1 The Fellowship Offering • Lev 4:1 The Sin Offering • Lev 5:14 The Guilt Offering • Lev 6:8 The Burnt Offering • Lev 6:14 The Grain Offering • Lev 6:24 The Sin Offering • Lev 7:1 The Guilt Offering • Lev 7:11 The Fellowship Offering • Lev 7:22 Eating Fat and Blood Forbidden • Lev 7:28 The Priests' Share
    14. 14. Central Theme Of Leviticus • Lev. Uses the word “holy” more times than any other NAS book (76 X’s), 1/3 more than 2nd. Place Isaiah (53 X’s, but 2X’s chapters, 1/3 more verses). • Leviticus 11:44 'For I am the LORD your God. Consecrate[qadash …to be set apart or consecrated ] yourselves therefore, and be holy[qadosh , sacred, holy] , for I am holy…
    15. 15. Central Theme Of Leviticus • Lev. uses the word “uncleanness” more times than any other NAS book (9 X’s). • Lev. uses the word “unclean” more times than any other NAS book (85 X’s), 4X’s more than 2nd. place Numbers (19 X’s, but 2X’s chapters, 1/3 more verses). • Lev. uses the word “clean” more times than any other NAS book (39 X’s). • Problem= How can sinful man approach a Holy God? • Solution= Sacrifices that look toward Christ • Chapters 1-7 are the offerings, 5 voluntary then 2 required
    16. 16. Things Not Actually In The Bible • Question: "What are the most common things people think are in the Bible that are not actually in the Bible?" • "Cleanliness is next to godliness.“ • Despite the strict rules given to the Israelites about uncleanness as a metaphor for sinfulness and ceremonial washing required by the priests (see: Exodus, Leviticus), this phrase is not in the Bible. It originated as an ancient Babylonian and Hebrew proverb, but became very popular during the Victorian era after being revived by Sir Francis Bacon and John Wesley. Is the proverb true beyond the metaphor? A new study shows that people are generally fairer and more generous when in a clean-smelling environment. But Jesus also exhorts us to worry more about the sin in our hearts than the dirt on our hands (Matthew 7:18-23).” • http://www.gotquestions.org/not-in-the-Bible.html
    17. 17. Leviticus 1 • Let’s read Leviticus 1:1-17
    18. 18. Leviticus 1:1, Then, And, Now Called • Lev 1:1 Then the LORD called to Moses… [continuation] • NAU Leviticus 1:1 Then the LORD called ... • KJV Leviticus 1:1 And the LORD called... • CSB Leviticus 1:1 Then the LORD summoned... • NIV ESV Leviticus 1:1 The LORD called Moses... • NET NAS Leviticus 1:1 Then the LORD called... • NKJ Leviticus 1:1 Now the LORD called... • YLT Leviticus 1:1 And Jehovah calleth ... • The Hebrew name of the book is the 1st. Word “and called” The Hebrew connective “vav” can be translated “and, so, then, when, now, or, but, that.” It looks back to Exodus. We’re still at Mt Sinai.
    19. 19. Leviticus 1:1, the LORD called • Leviticus 1:1 Then the LORD called to Moses and spoke to him… • This is the “reddist” book in the OT, if we printed the words of God in red. More words of God speaking than any other in OT. • About 40 quotes in the NT. • 1st 16 chapters the qualifications and preparations for sinful man to approach Holy God • Next 11chapters concern maintenance of that holiness
    20. 20. Leviticus 1:1, The Tent Of Meeting • Leviticus 1:1 Then the LORD called...from the tent of meeting, saying, [Ex 25-32] • Called the tabernacle of the congregation, tent of meeting, the Meeting Tent. • 41 out of 141 NASU verses using “tent of meeting” are in Leviticus • Exodus 24:3 Then Moses came and recounted to the people all the words of the LORD and all the ordinances; and all the people answered with one voice and said, "All the words which the LORD has spoken we will do!” • Leviticus is God’s requirements to approach Him when they haven’t.
    21. 21. Leviticus 1:2, Voluntary Offering • Leviticus 1:2 "Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, 'When any man [laity, people] of you brings an offering [voluntary] to the LORD, you shall bring your offering of animals from the herd or the flock [domesticated, owned, personal]. • John 10:18 "No one has taken it away from Me, but I lay it down on My own initiative. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This commandment I received from My Father." • Leviticus 1:2 – 6:7 concerns the people, the Israelites. • Leviticus 6:8 – 7:38 concerns the priests.
    22. 22. Leviticus 1:3, A Male Without Defect • Leviticus 1:3 …a male without defect… • Exodus 12:5 'Your lamb shall be an unblemished male a year old… • 1 Corinthians 5:7 …For Christ our Passover also has been sacrificed. • John 1:29 The next day he saw Jesus coming to him and said, "Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! • The “a burnt offering” was completely consumed. Jesus actually “died,” a complete offering.
    23. 23. Leviticus 1:4, Lay His Hand On The Head • Leviticus 1:4 'He shall lay his hand on the head of the burnt offering, that it may be accepted for him to make atonement on his behalf. • Genesis 24:2 Abraham said to his servant…place your hand under my thigh, 3 and I will make you swear by the LORD… [Genesis 47:29] • The “phrase “lay his hand on the head” occurs 7 X’s from here to 4:33, only (in the NAS). It’s personal, man relating to his offering • We must “relate” to Jesus.
    24. 24. Leviticus 1:5, He Shall Slay • Leviticus 1:5 'He shall slay the young bull before the LORD… • Who killed Jesus? • 1 Corinthians 15:3 …Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, • Galatians 1:4 who gave Himself for our sins… • 1 John 2:2 …the propitiation for our sins… (4:10) • Revelation 1:5…Jesus Christ..released us from our sins by His blood--
    25. 25. Leviticus 1:6, • Leviticus 1:6 'He shall then skin the burnt offering and cut it into its pieces. • Genesis 3:21 The LORD God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife, and clothed them.
    26. 26. Leviticus 1:9, “smoke” • Leviticus 1:9 'Its entrails, however, and its legs he shall wash with water. And the priest shall offer up in smoke all of it on the altar for a burnt offering, an offering by fire of a soothing aroma to the LORD. • This word “smoke” is almost an exclusive Leviticus word. Lev. uses the word “smoke” more times than any other NAS book (33 X’s out of 86 uses), 3X’s more than 2nd. place Revelation (10 X’s). • Revelation 8:4 And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, went up before God out of the angel's hand.
    27. 27. Leviticus 1:14, Offering • Leviticus 1:14 'But if his offering to the LORD is a burnt offering of birds, then he shall bring his offering from the turtledoves or from young pigeons. • This word “offering” is used the most in Leviticus. Our understanding of “The offering” would be lacking without a study of Leviticus. • Leviticus uses the word “offering ” more times than any other NAS book (178 X’s out of 811 uses).
    28. 28. Leviticus 1:14, Burnt Offering Of Birds • Leviticus 1:14 'But if his offering to the LORD is a burnt offering of birds, then he shall bring his offering from the turtledoves or from young pigeons. • This option is for poor folks. (covenant, Genesis 15:9) • Luke 2:24 and to offer a sacrifice according to what was said in the Law of the Lord, "A PAIR OF TURTLEDOVES OR TWO YOUNG PIGEONS.“ • Leviticus 12:8 'But if she cannot afford a lamb, then she shall take two turtledoves or two young pigeons…
    29. 29. Leviticus 1:17, Not Severed Or Broken • Leviticus 1:17 'Then he shall tear it by its wings, but shall not sever it…. • Mark 15:38 And the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. • Psalm 34:20 He keeps all his bones, Not one of them is broken. • John 19:36 For these things came to pass to fulfill the Scripture, "NOT A BONE OF HIM SHALL BE BROKEN."
    30. 30. In Conclusion • The Lord Jesus is so present in Leviticus it’s no wonder He said; • Luke 24:44 Now He said to them…all things which are written about Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled." • Psalm 40:7 "Then I said, "Behold, I come; In the scroll of the book it is written of me." • Hebrews 10:7 ""THEN I SAID, 'BEHOLD, I HAVE COME (IN THE SCROLL OF THE BOOK IT IS WRITTEN OF ME) TO DO YOUR WILL, O GOD.'""
    31. 31. THE END 1 Corinthians 10:11 Now these things happened to them as an example, and they were written for our instruction, upon whom the ends of the ages have come.
    32. 32. Heb 11, Acts 7, Nehemiah 9:9-25, History Summary • Nehemiah 9:9 "You saw the affliction of our fathers in Egypt, And heard their cry by the Red Sea. 10 "Then Thou didst perform signs and wonders against Pharaoh, Against all his servants and all the people of his land; For Thou didst know that they acted arrogantly toward them, And didst make a name for Thyself as it is this day. • 11 "And Thou didst divide the sea before them, So they passed through the midst of the sea on dry ground; And their pursuers Thou didst hurl into the depths, Like a stone into raging waters. • 12 "And with a pillar of cloud Thou didst lead them by day, And with a pillar of fire by night To light for them the way In which they were to go. • 13 "Then Thou didst come down on Mount Sinai, And didst speak with them from heaven; Thou didst give to them just ordinances and true laws, Good statutes and commandments. • 14 "So Thou didst make known to them Thy holy sabbath, And didst lay down for them commandments, statutes, and law, Through Thy servant Moses. • 15 "Thou didst provide bread from heaven for them for their hunger, Thou didst bring forth water from a rock for them for their thirst, And Thou didst tell them to enter in order to possess The land which Thou didst swear to give them. • 16 "But they, our fathers, acted arrogantly; They became stubborn and would not listen to Thy commandments. • 17 "And they refused to listen, And did not remember Thy wondrous deeds which Thou hadst performed among them; So they became stubborn and appointed a leader to return to their slavery in Egypt. But Thou art a God of forgiveness, Gracious and compassionate, Slow to anger, and abounding in lovingkindness; And Thou didst not forsake them. • 18 "Even when they made for themselves A calf of molten metal And said, 'This is your God Who brought you up from Egypt,' And committed great blasphemies, • 19 Thou, in Thy great compassion, Didst not forsake them in the wilderness; The pillar of cloud did not leave them by day, To guide them on their way, Nor the pillar of fire by night, to light for them the way in which they were to go. • 20 "And Thou didst give Thy good Spirit to instruct them, Thy manna Thou didst not withhold from their mouth, And Thou didst give them water for their thirst. • 21 "Indeed, forty years Thou didst provide for them in the wilderness and they were not in want; Their clothes did not wear out, nor did their feet swell. • 22 "Thou didst also give them kingdoms and peoples, And Thou didst allot them to them as a boundary. And they took possession of the land of Sihon the king of Heshbon, And the land of Og the king of Bashan. • 23 "And Thou didst make their sons numerous as the stars of heaven, And Thou didst bring them into the land Which Thou hadst told their fathers to enter and possess. • 24 "So their sons entered and possessed the land. And Thou didst subdue before them the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, And Thou didst give them into their hand, with their kings, and the peoples of the land, To do with them as they desired. • 25 "And they captured fortified cities and a fertile land. They took possession of houses full of every good thing, Hewn cisterns, vineyards, olive groves, Fruit trees in abundance. So they ate, were filled, and grew fat, And reveled in Thy great goodness.
    33. 33. 1 Peter 1:14-15 Exodus 1, Leviticus 1 Matthew 7:18-23 Leviticus 19:17 1 Timothy 6:10 Job 1:1 James 1:2-4 Isaiah 11:6,65:25 Revelation 5 Deuteronomy 11:18-19 Psalm 119:16, • Question: "What are the most common things people think are in the Bible that are not actually in the Bible?" Answer: In Psalm 119:16, David promises God, "I shall delight in Your statues; I shall not forget Your word." In Deuteronomy 11:18-19, God exhorts the Israelites, "You shall therefore impress these words of mine on your heart and on your soul; and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontals on your forehead. You shall teach them to your sons, talking of them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road and when you lie down and when you rise up." As believers, we know we are to study the Bible, memorize it, and obey it. But does the Bible say what we think it says? The truth is, there are several phrases that sound like they come from the Bible, but do not. "God helps those who help themselves." The earliest recording of this saying is actually from Aesop's fable "Hercules and the Waggoner." A man's wagon got stuck in a muddy road, and he prayed for Hercules to help. Hercules appeared and said, "Get up and put your shoulder to the wheel." The moral given was "The gods help them that help themselves." Aesop was a Greek writer who lived from 620 to 564 BC, but obviously did not contribute to the Bible. As a biblical truism, the proverb has mixed results. We can do nothing to help when it comes to salvation; salvation is through Christ alone. In the work of sanctification—becoming more spiritually mature—we are to join in the work. 1 Peter 1:14-15 says, "As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance, but like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior." "Cleanliness is next to godliness." Despite the strict rules given to the Israelites about uncleanness as a metaphor for sinfulness and ceremonial washing required by the priests (see: Exodus, Leviticus), this phrase is not in the Bible. It originated as an ancient Babylonian and Hebrew proverb, but became very popular during the Victorian era after being revived by Sir Francis Bacon and John Wesley. Is the proverb true beyond the metaphor? A new study shows that people are generally fairer and more generous when in a clean-smelling environment. But Jesus also exhorts us to worry more about the sin in our hearts than the dirt on our hands (Matthew 7:18-23). "In the last days, you will not be able to know the seasons except by the changing of the leaves." Even a thorough Google search will not reveal the origin of this saying, but it is not found in the Bible. Matthew 24:32-33uses the budding of leaves heralding the coming of summer as a metaphor for the signs that Christ will return. But nowhere does the Bible mention that seasons will be so altered that only the changing leaves will identify them. "Hate the sin, love the sinner." Although this is a biblical-sounding admonition, it is not directly from the Bible. It's a quote from Mahatma Gandhi. As a guideline, it's valid. We are to hate sin—even our own. And we are to show love to all others. Gandhi's quote is coming under fire in the world as more and more people define themselves by their sin and resent the guidelines God has given us in His Word. "Money is the root of all evil." This is a common misconception with an easy fix. 1 Timothy 6:10 actually says, "For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil…" Money is not good or bad, and being wealthy is not a sin; Job was wealthy and described as a man who was "blameless, upright, fearing God and turning away from evil" (Job 1:1). Loving money, which in the Greek is "avarice" and infers an emotional affection, is the root of all sorts of evil as the desire to accumulate wealth is placed above God and others. "This too shall pass." This is actually a misinterpretation of a line from "The Lament of Doer," an Old English poem. Doer has been replaced as his lord's poet, and calls to mind several other Germanic mythological figures who went through troubled times. Each refrain ends with, "that passed away, so may this." Several verses in the Bible remind us that our lives and, indeed, heaven and earth will pass away (Matthew 24:35). But while we can find comfort knowing that our earthly sorrows are temporary, we're still called to rejoice in our trials, knowing that they will lead to endurance and sanctification (James 1:2-4). "The lion shall lay down with the lamb." Although Jesus is both the Lion of Judah and the Lamb of God (Revelation 5), this phrase does not appear in the Bible. Isaiah 11:6 says, "And the wolf will dwell with the lamb, and the leopard will lie down with the young goat, and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little boy will lead them." Similarly, Isaiah 65:25 reads, "The wolf and the lamb will graze together and the lion will eat straw like an ox…" The sentiment reads true, however—hunter and prey will be reconciled and live in peace in the eternal kingdom. God left us the Bible as a written testimony of His Word. His truth is found in the Bible. Some sayings are simple rewordings of biblical truth, but others are dangerous heresy. Despite how clever or even edifying a quote may be, if it isn't in the Bible, we have no guarantee that it is the Word of God. And the only way we'll know is if we read the Bible. RecommendedResources: Logos Bible Software and The Quest Study Bible.
    34. 34. NIV Outline • Lev 1:1 The Burnt Offering • Lev 2:1 The Grain Offering • Lev 3:1 The Fellowship Offering • Lev 4:1 The Sin Offering • Lev 5:14 The Guilt Offering • Lev 6:8 The Burnt Offering • Lev 6:14 The Grain Offering • Lev 6:24 The Sin Offering • Lev 7:1 The Guilt Offering • Lev 7:11 The Fellowship Offering • Lev 7:22 Eating Fat and Blood Forbidden • Lev 7:28 The Priests' Share • Lev 8:1 The Ordination of Aaron and His Sons • Lev 9:1 The Priests Begin Their Ministry • Lev 10:1 The Death of Nadab and Abihu • Lev 11:1 Clean and Unclean Food • Lev 12:1 Purification After Childbirth • Lev 13:1 Regulations About Defiling Skin Diseases • Lev 13:47 Regulations About Defiling Molds • Lev 14:1 Cleansing From Defiling Skin Diseases • Lev 14:33 Cleansing From Defiling Molds • Lev 15:1 Discharges Causing Uncleanness • Lev 16:1 The Day of Atonement • Lev 17:1 Eating Blood Forbidden • Lev 18:1 Unlawful Sexual Relations • Lev 19:1 Various Laws • Lev 20:1 Punishments for Sin • Lev 21:1 Rules for Priests • Lev 22:17 Unacceptable Sacrifices • Lev 23:1 The Appointed Festivals • Lev 23:3 The Sabbath • Lev 23:4 The Passover and the Festival of Unleavened Bread • Lev 23:9 Offering the Firstfruits • Lev 23:15 The Festival of Weeks • Lev 23:23 The Festival of Trumpets • Lev 23:26 The Day of Atonement • Lev 23:33 The Festival of Tabernacles • Lev 24:1 Olive Oil and Bread Set Before the LORD • Lev 24:10 A Blasphemer Put to Death • Lev 25:1 The Sabbath Year • Lev 25:8 The Year of Jubilee • Lev 26:1 Reward for Obedience • Lev 26:14 Punishment for Disobedience

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