Daily Bible Study

Bible Reading: Leviticus 24-25

The first part of this chapter (Leviticua24) is a repeat of what was received from the Lord and delivered to the people in Exodus. The need for perpetual oil for the light of the Tabernacle. Simply stated, THE LIGHT SHOULD ALWAYS SHINE and so should yours! Next was the need for fresh bread. Simply stated, keep the bread fresh Matthew 4:4 These two things were important to remind the people as they would suffer first if the people got lax…and they did!

The last part of this chapter shows how laws were created to deal with things not yet addressed but necessary to do so. The cause for the new law was prompted by “the mixed multitude.” Exodus 12:38 tells us that there was a “mixed multitude” that left Egypt with the Israelites. That would more likely be Egyptian men with Jewish (Israelitish) women, however that’s not to say that there were no Egyptian women with Jewish men. Those who were not of Israel would have a low regard, if any at all, for the God of Israel. Just as today in our society, those with little or no regard for God or things holy would use God’s name in vain or feel free to blaspheme in some other way. God had been VERY good to Israel and was continuing to be good. Any blasphemy toward Him would not be tolerated. We have this in reverse today. Those who blaspheme and oppose the holy are revered and protected but those who honor God and respect His standard are NOT TOLERATED. They will be persecuted, prosecuted and put out of business. While today’s civil authorities are destroying the lives of those who love and respect God’s standard, they are justifying themselves and proclaiming their own righteousness. I certainly would NOT want to be in their place when they stand before the ULTIMATE JUDGE!

Leviticus 25:2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye come into the land which I give you, then shall the land keep a sabbath unto the LORD.

In the first seven verses of chapter 25 deal with the Sabaath year. Just as the seventh day was hallowed by God so was the seventh year. The land was not to be farmed. It was to be left alone and any voluntary produce could be reaped by the poor and needy. It kept before the people that the land was God’s, therefore Holy Land. If followed it would be good for the land and it would be good for the people. But of course there were those that thought they knew better than God.

Leviticus 25:8  And thou shalt number seven sabbaths of years unto thee, seven times seven years; and the space of the seven sabbaths of years shall be unto thee forty and nine years.
9  Then shalt thou cause the trumpet of the jubile to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month, in the day of atonement shall ye make the trumpet sound throughout all your land.
10  And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year…

Thus the year of Jubilee was established. This was a “start-over” year enacted by the LORD Himself. What a great thing! Every debt was forgiven, every slave was set free and the land was restored to it’s original owner. We see that the number seven was very significant to God, consider:
• Every seventh day was the Sabbath.
• Every seventh year was a Sabbath Year.
• Every seven times seven years was followed by the Year of Jubilee.
• Pentecost was seven weeks after Passover.
• In the seventh month were the Feasts of Trumpets, Tabernacles and Atonement.
• Pentecost lasted seven days.
• Passover lasted seven days.

This book, like Revelation, is built around a series of sevens.

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