Notes: March 26, 2008 – Leviticus 15

English language Bible study notes from Trinity International Baptist Church in Athens, Greece.

This chapter treats of uncleanness issues in men and women.

I. Uncleanness in men

   A. He is defiled; what he touches is defiled; and whatever touches what he touches is defiled (Leviticus 15:1-12)

   B. Cleansing of the unclean man (Leviticus 15:13-15)

   C. Defiled by semen (Leviticus 15:16-18)

II. Uncleanness in women

   A. Ordinary, menstrual uncleanness (Leviticus 15:19-24)

   B. Extraordinary uncleanness (Leviticus 15:25-27)

   C. Cleansing the unclean woman (Leviticus 15:28-31)

III. Uncleanness restated (Leviticus 15:32-33)


Meditation Points:

  • The biggest lesson here is that runny noses, oozing sores, a woman’s monthly period and other issues of bodily fluids seeping or flowing from the body, all of these normal and routine events in life, are used by God to illustrate the ease with which a person can become defiled and unfit for communion with God.  While theologians discuss big sins and little sins, sins which might call for immediate and eternal damnation and sins which can be brushed aside with a few rote prayers, God wants us to know that every sin, however big or little in our estimation, is a damnable sin.  Do we not see that the regularity with which we have these various bodily issues teaches us that with equal regularity we stand unclean before the thrice holy God?
  • The second lesson here is the ease with which we are contaminated by another person’s issues. Secondary ecclesiastical separation has been denied by many and vehemently opposed by more than a few so-called evangelicals who wish be remain on good terms with unbelieving religionists; but the truth still stands –if I am unclean, you become unclean by associating with me; and once you become unclean, then he who associates with you becomes unclean as well. And all of this from my uncleanness! Read  II Corinthians 6:14-17.