Scripture: Leviticus 11-13. Click here to view full scripture.
Observation: What was going on in the Bible at this time?
God gave specific instructions to the Israelites about clean and unclean food, purification after childbirth, and regulations about infectious skin diseases in Leviticus 11-13. These verses in Leviticus provide a key to understanding all the laws and regulations that God had given His people.
Application: How can we apply this to our lives?
God had forbidden eating the meat of certain animals that He considered unclean. He wanted the people to be separated from the things that He had forbidden. God also wants us to separate ourselves from sin and tempting situations. We must flee from temptation. God was very specific and detailed with the exact instructions He gave to the Israelites. When God gives us exact and precise instructions for our lives, we, too, must obey and do as He tells us. He knows what is best for each and every one of us. We will be rewarded someday for our obedience to God.
Prayer: What can we pray for in regards to these passages?
Heavenly Father, Please help us to always follow Your instructions and to obey Your every command in our lives. Help us to always stay faithful to You, asking for Your guidance. We know we are sinners, and we thank You for the forgiveness that You give to us when we ask for it. Help us to separate ourselves from sin and tempting situations. Please work in our lives, and be with the people who need You most right now. We love You and thank You. – in Jesus’ name we pray, amen.