How often do we commit to read the Bible from cover to cover only to get bogged down and disinterested around Leviticus? Dennis Mock helped me get over that a few years ago as we unpacked Leviticus as a book all about one word: “holiness”. Today, with a greater appreciation for the rigors of ritual commanded and described in that book, I’m far more grateful for that book’s presence in the canon of scripture.
Then, we get to Numbers and the counting of tribes, more rules, and geneologies that used to make me scratch my head and wonder like high school math class “are we ever going to use this stuff? I mean, what’s the use?”
Nice to hear from an Irish pastor who has some tips for us all that truly make the scripture come to life.