Term 2 2019
Leviticus: Bridging the gulf between us and the Holy God
The book of Leviticus takes up the account of the people of Israel after their redemption from slavery in Egypt. Even as Moses meets with God to receive the law the people of Israel choose rebellion and idolatry. The continuing problem of human sin and rebellion opens up a gulf between the Holy God and his people. God’s presence is linked to the tent of meeting (Tabernacle) but his holiness
requires an elaborate system of sacrifice and ritual set out in the book of Leviticus. This book will help us to appreciate the grace of God in providing Jesus as the atoning sacrifice for our sin. Ultimately only Jesus can bridge the gulf!