Through The Bible

Through the Bible: I am the Law

Judge DreadI have to admit, not that it is unusual, reading through the Law is not my favorite time of the year. I know there are a few loons who love this part but I don’t. Many thoughts run through my head while I read the over 600 rules and regulations of Leviticus: Thank God for Jesus fulfilling the law, how did they remember all that and these people are sick.

By the way if you didn’t know (and most people probably didn’t) that picture is a comic book character called Judge Dread, one of his taglines is “I am the Law”. Anyway I did notice this time Leviticus 18:18 speaks directly against the marriage of Jacob to both Leah and Rachel. “As long as your wife is alive, don’t cause trouble for her by taking one of her sisters as a second wife.”

Reading though this year with my garden on my mind makes me pay special attention to the laws regarding crops. If I were to follow this and plan any fruit tree I wouldn’t be allowed to eat from it until 2013 according to Lev. 19:23. Additionally they were to leave the edges of their field un-harvested for the poor among them.

This in and of itself is interesting to me; the scripture tells us that they all took gold from Egypt but God knew that some of them would be poor shortly.

Leviticus also covers the topic of the tithe which I have already covered in more detail in “The discovery that changed my life

To those of you who are reading though on this schedule I would like to encourage you to read Leviticus as it is God’s word however if the choice is between reading the rest of God’s word and skipping Leviticus or not reading the rest of the Bible I would recommend jumping in at Numbers and continuing with us. Or for that matter if you haven’t started reading yet, and you know who you are, jump in at numbers and start this week.

2 replies on “Through the Bible: I am the Law”

still with you buddy. I appreciated your mining the pebble about not marrying your wife’s sister. Why. Because, I often hear justification from some for plural marriage just based on the fact that it occured. Just goes to show how important it is to look at the WHOLE bible. Context, in context, in context.

I would love to take credit for mining that out but it was in the notes of my study bible. Your point, of course is very valid, we must look at the entirety of the Bible to understand it well.

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