Do we really have to read Leviticus? Someone may be asking this question of what value is there in reading the Bible? You may say that the Old Testament seems oh so boring and difficult.

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Many Christians feel this way. The answer of course, is that the Old Testament, including Leviticus, offers background and even contrasts essential to grasping the New Testament. While Isaiah challenges us to seek God, he also promises us that God's Word accomplishes  what the Lord wants it to accomplish. Scripture is alive and powerful, and it is useful to teach, correct, and instruct us. . God's Word never returns void but sometimes it is not until later that God's words come to mind as we need them.

The Holy Spirit uses the truths we have stored from reading or memorization, and He helps us to apply them at just the right time. For example, (Leviticus 19:10-11) speaks of business competition and even caring for the poor. The Spirit can remind us of these concepts, and we can use them, if we have spent time reading and contemplating that passage.


Reading the Bible turns our minds into storehouses through which the Spirit can work. That is a good reason to read Leviticus and the other 65 books as well To understand the Word of God, rely on the Spirit of God.

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