Nov 29, 2018
Leprosy. Not exactly something we worry about today. But in the book of Leviticus, chapters 13-14, God spends a great deal of time warning the people of Israel about the dangers of this deadly disease and providing very detailed instructions regarding how to spot it in their midst and deal with it. While we don’t have to worry about leprosy in our day and age, there are some valuable lessons we can take away from these two chapters. The threat of leprosy was an ever-present reality for the people of Israel. And it was a non-discriminatory disease. Anyone could get it, whether they were rich or poor. Which sounds a lot like sin. Except that sin infects each and every human being. It is the equal-opportunity spiritual disease of the soul. And just as the people of Israel were to take leprosy seriously, so we should take sin seriously. Leprosy was a threat to the whole corporate community. It was dangerous and deadly. So is sin. And while the symptoms of sin are not always as evident as leprosy, it is not to be taken lightly.