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Sunday, February 17, 2013

February 17 - Leviticus 14 and 15: On Healed Lepers, Infected Houses and Happy Couples

Today’s Reading: Leviticus 14-15

The Message

English Standard Version

Today's reading deals with unpleasant bodily functions. It may not be for the squeamish.

Thought to Guide Your Reading

(Repeated from yesterday)
Today we see how God protected his people from disease and other germs.

Summary in 100 Words or Less

If a person with leprosy was cured, the person went to the priest for a test and a sacrifice. If the person was too poor another type would be accepted.
If a house had a fungus, the priest gave a test. If it failed, part of the house or the entire house, depending on the situation, was destroyed.
If a person had a discharge then they were unclean until the discharge stopped. If a couple had intercourse during the day they were unclean until evening. Anything the people touched during the day was also unclean and should be washed.

How Today’s Reading Contributes to the Gospel: God is Setting All Things Right

God protected the people from disease.

Leprosy and other ailments could spread easily. This is why God gave rigorous tests to make sure the person was clean and everything they touched was washed. This would destroy the germs and bacteria and prevent them from spreading.

God gave the poor a different sacrifice if they could not afford the regular sacrifice.

God protects the poor. He will not prevent them from healing because they cannot afford the proper animal. What a God!

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