Seize the Moment – Day 538

God Makes a Way for Rich and Poor Alike!

Leviticus 14


Good morning! This is Pastor Jerry Ingalls from New Castle First Baptist Church and today is Monday, September 6. Happy Labor Day!


Leviticus 14 continues the teaching on infectious skin diseases with the cleansing of people, clothing, and materials. The Levitical Law took infectious diseases seriously with 116 verses in these two chapters. By contrast, the teaching on childbirth was a total of eight verses in chapter 12. As I am writing this devotion during the COVID-19 pandemic, it doesn’t surprise me that people would write so much about an infectious disease.


Verses 30-32 make a way for people with limited resources to be able to get the care they need:


He shall then offer one of the turtledoves or young pigeons, which are within his means. He shall offer what he can afford, the one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering, together with the grain offering. So the priest shall make atonement before the Lord on behalf of the one to be cleansed. This is the law for him in whom there is an infection of leprosy, whose means are limited for his cleansing.


God’s Word makes a way for people of different means to have access to these cleansing rites. The Word of God intentionally protects against human greed and corruption by accommodating for all people to have access to the priests and the sacrificial system.


The New Testament speaks to this issue and protects all people’s access to the Christian faith and practices of the Church. Listen to James 2:9,
“But if you show partiality, you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors.”


God desires for His people to reflect His heart so that all would have access to Him and His healing work of cleansing and forgiveness through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. As Paul said in Romans 2:11, “For there is no partiality with God.”


Seize the moment and ask God to give you His heart for people so that all people can respond to the gospel.

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