Leviticus offers important lessons about God and about daily living under God’s law. God wanted to be their King. Therefore, He wanted them to respect and observe His laws. Leviticus teaches about the holiness of God and that His people, His sanctuary and the sacrifices are to be holy.
Leviticus shows how sin can break the relationship between God and His people and how God can grant forgiveness through mercy and grace. The whole system of sacrifices, priests, the tabernacle and covenant prepares the nation of Israel for the coming of Messiah. Leviticus reveals how God wants His people to worship Him. He explains to them what is acceptable worship and what is not acceptable.
Man was created for fellowship with God, not only in this world but particularly in the world to come. The sacrifices were designed to atone for the sins that alienate man from God. Through these sacrifices the sinner was brought back into fellowship and thereby was assured of his ultimate destiny with God after this life is over.
God is not simply interested in fellowship with man here and now. He wants that fellowship in eternity beyond time in heaven. the laws in vigor during the age under discussion. Leviticus establishes inevitably and indelibly the concept of redemption by sacrificial blood.
Author: Gerald Paden