Today’s Reading: Leviticus 26, 27
These are the last 2 chapters of Leviticus and the book closes with a severe warning. Chapter 26 speaks clearly of the blessings the nation will enjoy if they are obedient and the horrible, painful consequences if they are disobedient. Chapter 27 gives specifics about the redemption value of people and things that are dedicated to God.
God foresees the Israel’s disobedience. He states His willingness to forgive if they would repent. He is very longsuffering. But ultimately he foresees their punishment in captivity. In addition to punishing the people for their sin, what other objective does God mention that he will accomplish by taking them away from their land for a time? (Leviticus 26:33-35)