• The Burnt Offering Devotional

    Leviticus 1

    Knowing that God is so holy that He must execute His wrath encourages us to see that no wrong will escape His judgment. Knowing that God is so merciful that He allows a substitute to bear His wrath in our place encourages us to be thankful for the great salvation prefigured in the burnt offerings and accomplished in Christ Jesus. Let us show gratitude in word and deed each day for our redemption. View Resource

  • The Grain Offering Devotional

    Leviticus 2

    As we have seen, there are many layers to the grain offering. This offering emphasizes the need to dedicate ourselves to the Lord and provide for the work of the clergy. It also encourages us to recognize that all we have comes from the hand of God and is to be returned to him. Today, our gift of time and service to the church is a tangible way in which we can enact the eternally binding principles seen in the grain offerings. View Resource

  • The Sin Offering Devotional

    Leviticus 4:1–5:13

    That an intentional sin is not always a high-handed sin is seen in God’s willingness to forgive sins that were clearly intentional (2 Sam. 11–12). Only those who are unconverted may sin with a high hand, for a converted person will express sorrow and contrition after an intentional sin, thereby proving it was never high-handed in the first place. As we repent over sins both intentional and unintentional, we are assured that we belong to Jesus. View Resource

  • The Lord’s Supper and Fellowship Devotional

    Leviticus 7:11–15

    We do not fellowship over food with our enemies but typically only with our friends and family. Christ invites all who believe in Him to His table. If we have faith in Him alone for salvation, then the eating and drinking signifies that we are at peace with Him and impresses the reality of this peace and fellowship on our souls. View Resource

  • The Peace Offering Devotional

    Leviticus 7:11–21

    The spontaneous expressions of gratitude portrayed in Israel’s peace offerings remind us that we should never forget or take lightly the peace we have with our Lord. Being called and justified, each time we think on the truth that Christ has brought us peace with God we should be moved to praise Him and to declare the good things He has done for us to others. Do you view peace with God as a cause for perpetual joy? View Resource

  • The Old Covenant Priesthood Devotional

    Leviticus 8

    Today we have no earthly priests to stand between us and the Lord. That does not mean the instructions for the old covenant priesthood are of no value to us, however. These instructions help us understand the work of Christ and our need for Him to mediate between God and us. We should therefore study the old covenant revelation in order to better understand the work of Christ. View Resource

  • Holiness and Justice Devotional

    Leviticus 10:1–3

    Many people complain that the doctrine of election is unfair and deny it because they think fairness demands that we all have the ability to believe the gospel. But if we are sinners, the one thing God would be fair to do would be to condemn us all to hell. It is only by grace that anyone is rescued from eternal damnation, so we should be grateful that the Lord is sovereign in salvation. Let us never fail to give Him thanks for choosing to redeem the undeserving. View Resource

  • Holiness and Justice Devotional

    Leviticus 10:1–3

    From delaying Adam’s eternal death after he sinned to the grace shown the church today, it is clear our Father gives mercy to the unworthy. But we must never use this grace as a license to sin or believe we deserve it, for if we do, we have ceased to understand what mercy truly is. If you are stuck in a sin that is overwhelming you, find help to overcome it. If not, help keep another accountable, reminding him that God’s patience is for our repentance (Rom. 2:4). View Resource

  • The Regulative Principle Devotional

    Leviticus 10:1–3

    Even within the Reformed tradition, where the regulative principle is highly esteemed, there is disagreement as to how it should be applied. But adherents to the regulative principle agree that human beings are not free to introduce things into worship that have no biblical warrant. Worship should be reverent, structured according to God’s commands so that we do not endanger ourselves by approaching our holy Creator in an unholy manner. View Resource

  • Reverent Worship Devotional

    Leviticus 10:1–3

    Strikingly absent from much of Christian worship today is an atmosphere of reverence that takes God seriously and seeks to glorify Him according to His Word. Much of this is due to the fact that we have downplayed the holiness of God and the lordship of Christ in the covenant community. As you attend worship, endeavor to remember who God is and to approach Him with reverent thanks for His goodness to you. View Resource

  • Sanctification Demanded Devotional

    Leviticus 10:1–11

    John Calvin, in his commentary on today’s passage, notes how many people might view the Lord’s treatment of Nadab and Abihu as overly harsh. Yet, he writes, “If we reflect how holy a thing God’s worship is, the enormity of the punishment will by no means offend us.” We ignore the prescriptions of God at our peril, so may we be ever aware of what He requires and quick to repent when we rebel against His holy Word. View Resource

  • Man, the Sinner Devotional

    Leviticus 11:45

    In the Qur’an, God is deemed holy only twice. Also, Muslims believe that God’s commands have no intrinsic relation to His holy character because this character remains hidden. The depth of sin can therefore be easily discounted. Today’s passage reminds us that God’s holy character is the standard by which we measure sin. Spend some time today studying biblical and theological resources on God’s holiness so that you might recognize the sinfulness of sin. View Resource

  • The Day of Atonement Devotional

    Leviticus 16

    The requirement for the people to afflict themselves on the Day of Atonement (Lev. 16:29–34), a shorthand reference to self-examination and repentance, was a clear sign that the sacrifices on that day would be effectual only when the people were contrite. Similarly, our sin has not been dealt with if we do not live a life of repentance and faith. Let us be ever repenting of sin as we trust in Christ, whose sacrifice on the final Day of Atonement has saved us. View Resource

  • Expelled from the Land Devotional

    Leviticus 18:24–30

    Unrepentant sin against the Creator disturbs the creation itself. Though we cannot know today when a natural disaster is a sign of divine judgment, we can proclaim to all people that they will suffer a worse fate unless they turn from their sin to Christ. All of us should be looking for opportunities to share the gospel on a regular basis, especially to those with whom we have an existing relationship. Are you doing this today? View Resource

  • Our Pattern for Holiness Devotional

    Leviticus 19:1–2

    We are often tempted to trivialize God’s demand for holiness and instead look to somebody or something other than God as the standard by which we measure ourselves. Remember, though, that the Lord has pronounced judgment on His image bearers for failing to reflect His holiness. Thanks be to God, He has provided a way to escape this wrath by confessing our failures and turning to the One who sacrificed Himself for our salvation. View Resource