By: Steve Negley

Posted: January 18, 2024

Category: Daily Devotional

In my experience in reading through the Bible, the book of Leviticus becomes the first major hurdle. But, with a plan, there is hope and blessing that comes by reading this part of God’s word.

For the plan, we can follow the map created by the editors of the New Oxford Annotated Study Bible.

“Leviticus is pre-eminently a book of worship…… In early rabbinic tradition the book is called ‘The Priest’s Manual.’ It falls into six parts; 1. laws dealing with sacrifices (chs 1-7); 2. the consecration of the priests to their office (chs 8-10); 3, laws setting forth the distinction between clean and unclean (chs 11-15); 4. the ceremony of the annual day of atonement (ch 16); 5. laws to govern Israel’s life as a holy people (chs17-26); 6. an appendix on religious vows (ch 27).”

The hope I have found in reading Leviticus has to do with appreciating how God wishes for God’s people to be pure and set apart for a special mission in the world.

Leviticus 26:3-4

“If you walk in my statutes and observe my commandments and do them, then I will give you your rains in their season, and the land shall yield its increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit.


Teach me, Lord, how to live the holy life you intend for me. Guide me daily as I walk faithfully as a disciple of my Savior Jesus, in whose name I pray. Amen