-More cleanliness laws in regard to any discharge from the body are covered in this section of legal material. Reading through it might give one the idea that God is a hypochondriac J. The real point was to filter out impurities in the camp of Israel and give them some methods for a pure and undefiled sanitation system. Once again the priests were responsible for sacrifices at the end of these periods of discharge defilement for the atonement of the people (Leviticus 15:15, 30). There was always a way for them to return to cleanness and purity. This Law passage sheds light on the jubilation the woman who Jesus healed with a discharge must have felt (Luke 8:43-48). Healing from a situation like this was a miracle by the God of love.
-*Application* When we think about it, everything that comes out of our bodies is really gross, and consideration should be made. Even though we don’t live under this Law as Gentiles (Acts 15), good hygiene is always appreciated. Thank the LORD today for good cleaning products and warm water for baths and showers that keep us more pure than any civilization in history. Also, on a more spiritual level, we all need to come to Jesus if we are to ever be truly clean from the inside, which is much more important (Matthew 15:17-20, Mark 7:14-23). Can you imagine the business of a priest’s schedule with all these laws and rituals to fulfill in purifying approximately a million people during their sojourn in the wilderness? Christ, in a single act, provided the remedy for sin and a covering for all defilement (Hebrews 7:25-28; 9:12; 10:10, 1 Peter 3:18). He cleans us up (1 Corinthians 6:11, Hebrews 10:22, Revelation 19:6-9).
Verses to Memorize: Leviticus 15:32-33