Note: For the next few days the schedule here differs from “The Daily Bible”. Explanation.
Today’s Reading: Leviticus 1, 2, 3, 4
Highlights: Leviticus means “law of the Priests”. In chapters 1-4 specific instructions are given for burnt offerings, grain offerings, peace offerings, and offerings for unintentional sins.
As we read this we are reminded of how common animal sacrifices were in the daily life of the children of Israel as they try to remain in God’s favor. We are seeing more and more sacrifices and more blood. The death of each animal reminded them (and us) of the seriousness of sin.
What does this reading teach you about the day to day life of the priests? Did they mainly spend their time reading, praying, and meditating on God’s word?