Welcome to Ladies Drawing Nigh!
Our next study, the Book of Leviticus, is about to begin on Monday, October 7th!
The Book of Leviticus takes up where Exodus left off. God’s people having been redeemed from Egyptian oppression and slavery are here taught the provision for approaching their holy God.
God spoke to Moses the portion of the Law recorded in Leviticus at or around Mt. Sinai before the ensuing 40-year wilderness wanderings. This puts the writing of Leviticus somewhere around 1445 B.C.
The overall message of Leviticus is holiness, or sanctification, of God’s people. In fact, the word “holy” is found more times in Leviticus than in any other book of the Bible…94 times in 77 verses (KJV). In Leviticus 19:2 we find these words, “Ye shall be holy: for I the LORD your God am holy.”
Besides the theme of holiness, another theme of the book of Leviticus is substitution. When an Israelite laid his hand upon the head of the sacrificial animal, his sin and guilt was symbolically transferred to the animal. God accepted the death of the animal as a temporary ransom payment for those particular sins, until the perfect sacrifice, His Son, could be given, taking away all their sin.
It is important to understand that the Old Testament saints were not saved by their obedience to the sacrificial laws (works), but rather by faith in the promised Messiah. No one has ever been, nor ever will be, saved by works or any combination of faith and works! (Galatians 2:16, et al.) Just as our service to God reveals our faith, these sacrifices showed their faith in God and their need for daily forgiveness to keep a right fellowship with God. Today we need only go to God in prayer to ask His forgiveness and keep a close fellowship with Him.
Many years after the law was given Jesus came and died on the cross as our substitute, taking the punishment that we deserved, so that those who place their trust in Jesus’ atoning death, would be forgiven. (Ephesians 2:8-9) Jesus’ sacrifice fulfilled the Law, making animal sacrifice no longer necessary.
While the Old Testament sacrificial system is no longer in effect, Christians today are expected to give an even greater sacrifice…themselves. (Romans 12:1) Leviticus teaches us the necessity of holy living…reiterated in the New Testament (1 Peter 1:15-16)…as an acceptable sacrifice to the Holy God and Saviour who has given His all for us!
~Outline of Leviticus
- 1-7 Sacrifices for worship
- 8-10 Consecration of priests
- 11-15 Cleansing of uncleanness for worship
- 16-17 Day of Atonement
- 18-20 Instructions for practical holiness
- 21-22 Standards for Priests
- 23-25 Feasts for worship
- 26-27 Call to Faithfulness
This is a 5 – week study that will run from October 7th to November 8th.
Below you will find all the resources you will need to begin this study. New weekly resources will be added here on the blog each Sunday and Friday.
Join us! All are welcome!
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~ Leviticus JOURNAL
The Leviticus Journal is NOW available…
exclusively on Amazon!
Ladies Drawing Nigh — Leviticus Journal
(for Ladies age 10–110)
This Journal is offered as something I hope you will enjoy using and will value as a keepsake.
Inside the journal you will find—
- An overview of the Book of Leviticus
- The daily reading schedule checklist
- An explanation of how to use LDN’s signature H.E.A.R. Bible study method
- Whimsical color pages
- The daily memory verses
- Lovely space to record what you H.E.A.R. from God each day
- Notes pages, and more.
Here is the printable Bible Reading Checklist bookmark for Leviticus.
Here is an explanation of the
signature LDN Bible study method:
~H.E.A.R. BIBLE STUDY METHOD
Click the link to learn more—The H.E.A.R. Bible Study Method—Why and How to Use It.
~ HOW DO I PARTICIPATE IN THIS STUDY?
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Sundays I’ll be posting the week’s resources. Fridays I’ll be posting a wrap-up devotional based on the week’s reading.
Monday thru Friday the day’s reading assignment will post to my Let’s Draw Nigh Facebook group at around 6:00 a.m. CST. Once you’ve read the passage, click Like and/or Share, and Comment, sharing with us what you H.E.A.R. from God that day. Come and join us anytime during the day. Check it out! It is very encouraging!
Monday thru Friday evenings, I will be posting the verse of the day and my thoughts on the day’s passage. I will also post pics of my highlighted Bible on some days. I look forward to seeing your Bible pics, too. Let’s use the hashtag #LadiesDrawingNigh so that we can find each other’s pics. Click the link to follow me on Instagram.
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Print this Bible Marking and Study Guide, fold it in half, and use it as a bookmark in your Journal and a help, as you read and study God’s Word.
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Bible pens and highlighters and pencils I use —
NOTE: There is no right or wrong way to color code or mark your Bible. Just choose what is meaningful for you. This is all optional. Remember our goal is to simply slow down in our quiet time with God and in His Word so that we can listen and hear from Him…and draw nigh to Him.
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