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Posts from April 2020

The 10 Commandments of Leviticus 19

As we read the first half of Leviticus 19 during this morning’s sermon, you might have noticed that many of the commandments sounded familiar.  Revere your parents; keep the Sabbath; don’t lie.  Where have we read that before? The 10 Commandments! Each of the original 10 Commandments from Exodus 20 can be found in Leviticus 19.  This makes sense, because Leviticus 19 is all about love.  We love God by keeping His commands.  We love God through loving others.  Over…

Leviticus 18 – “If a Person Does Them, He Shall Live By Them.”

What is the most-quoted verse or phrase in Scripture?  Depending on what we count as a quotation or allusion, there are a few candidates for consideration.  Among them is the short phrase at the end of Lev 18:5 – “You shall therefore keep my statutes and my rules; if a person does them, he shall live by them: I am the LORD” (all Scripture ESV). Life comes through keeping the Law.  Not that the Law gives life; Paul refutes that…