Leviticus 14:33 – Leviticus 26:26

I said that yesterday’s scripture reading reminded me of the great price that had to be paid for our sin.  Today’s reading goes into great details about various sins and forms of uncleanliness.  There are a lot of lists in these passages about all the ways and reasons that someone must be cleansed.  The passage that stands out the most to me in this section is Leviticus 26:12-16:

12 I will walk among you and be your God, and you will be my people. 13 I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt so that you would no longer be slaves to the Egyptians; I broke the bars of your yoke and enabled you to walk with heads held high. 14 ” ‘But if you will not listen to me and carry out all these commands, 15 and if you reject my decrees and abhor my laws and fail to carry out all my commands and so violate my covenant, 16 then I will do this to you: I will bring upon you sudden terror, wasting diseases and fever that will destroy your sight and drain away your life…

I love the early part of this passage about the Lord freeing the Israelite’s from bondage, but I’m a little frightened and humbled by verse 15 & 16.  Wow…terror, disease, loss of sight…and life being drained away…that’s intense.

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