Notes: March 31, 2008 – Leviticus 21 & 22

How to be a Holy Man

Chapter 21

I. Mourn in moderation (1-6)

II. Marry well (7-8)

III. Control your daughter (9)

IV. No physical blemishes, handicaps or disabilities (16-26)

Chapter 22

V. Keep yourself clean (1-9)

VI. Keep the holy things from strangers (10-16)

VII. Offer only perfect sacrifices (17-33)

Note: The high priest was held to a stricter accountability (chapter 21, verses 10-15)

Meditation Points:

  • Death, as common as it is in our lives, must not hinder or halt the work of God.

!2 Timothy 2:4  No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.

  • Priests and pastors are to watch over their children’s affairs.

!1 Timothy 3:4  One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;
5  (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)

  • If the bride of the earthly priest must be chaste, how much more so the bride of Christ, the great High Priest!

!Ephesians 5:25  Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
26  That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
27  That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

  • Unbelieving foreigners are to be kept away from the holy things.

!Matthew 7:6  Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.