There are parallels in the purification ritual in Leviticus and our cleansing from sin, which we could compare to spiritual leprosy.
The leper who approached Jesus for healing provides us a good example of how we, too, can come before Him for help. Here are five vital character traits.
Jesus' healing of the leper in Mark 1:40-45 exhibits His compassion for those suffering the repulsive effects of sin.
Leprosy is a horrible disease, one that the ancients said could only be cured by God Himself. Jesus' healing of a leper manifested His divine power and mercy.
The leper's healing teaches that, while Jesus freely healed the man, his cleansing was not really free. The gift he was told to present contains vital instruction.
Jesus Christ's healing of ten lepers stands as a significant sign of His divinity, as it was widely known that only God could heal leprosy.
During the Bubonic Plague that destroyed 1/3 of Europe's population, the only segment that remained unscathed were the Jews, who kept God's quarantine laws.
The cleanliness laws in Leviticus, prescribing cleansing and quarantine, apply to the spiritual dimension as well. God will not tolerate uncleanness.
When we neglect to become thankful, our hearts harden, bringing about alienation from God. Gratitude is the glue that cements our relationships with God.
When the mixed multitude came out of Egypt with Israel, God gave them an opportunity to join His chosen people. This event contains vital lessons for us.
In this sixth and the penultimate installment of "The Stewardship of God's Temple (namely the tending and keeping of our physical bodies—which are indeed the temples of God's Holy Spirit), the focus will be on the benefits of sunshine, fresh air, and cleanliness as we keep God's physical health laws, as well as the …
When it looks like things are out of control, God is busily at work behind the scenes. If we replace anxiety with faith, God will grant us divine peace.
Miriam resembles every one of us as potential leaders. When she learned her lesson about pride, Miriam achieved the same exalted stature as Moses and Aaron.