I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, that you should not be their slaves. And I have broken the bars of your yoke and made you walk erect’. (Leviticus 26:13).  

 

I am the Lord who sanctifies you, who brought you out of the land of Egypt to be your God: I am the Lord.’ (Leviticus 22:32-33) 

 

Derek Tidball says in his IVP commentary, ‘Leviticus is good news. It is good news for sinners who seek pardon, for priests who need empowering, for women who are vulnerable, for the unclean who covet cleansing, for the poor who yearn for freedom, for the marginalised who seek dignity, for animals that demand protection, for families that require strengthened government, for communities that want fortifying and for creation that stands in need of care. All these issues, and more, are addressed in a positive way in Leviticus.’

 

Leviticus is a book with a deep relevance for today. Our God is Holy. He is holy and strong. He is holy and immortal and He has shown his mercy. Using Tidball’s framework in this prayer station we pray about entering God’s presence and his service; about God’s design and purity and about our ensured forgiveness. 

 

‘Leviticus serves as a preliminary sketch of the masterpiece that was to be unveiled in Christ’ (Tidball). 

 

Throughout the book of Leviticus we encounter the holiness of God and we are encouraged to be holy as he is holy (Leviticus 19:2). 

Leviticus 19 v.2
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