Are you looking for an effective way to connect with God’s word? If you haven’t tried listening to the audio Bible yet, now is the perfect time to dive in. In this blog post, we will dive into the book of Leviticus chapter 17 in the New King James Version (NKJV) and explore the benefits of listening to the audio version. Get ready to enhance your spiritual journey and deepen your understanding of the Word of God through the power of audio. So hit play, relax, and prepare to immerse yourself in the timeless teachings of Leviticus.
Listening to the Audio Bible: The Book of Leviticus Chapter 17 – New King James Version (NKJV)
The book of Leviticus is the third book of the Old Testament and the third book of the Pentateuch. It details the laws and regulations for the Israelites and their worship practices. Chapter 17 specifically deals with the laws of offering sacrifices to the Lord and the consequences for failing to abide by those laws.
Sacrifices must be brought to the door of the Tabernacle
According to Leviticus 17:3-4, “Whatever man of the house of Israel who kills an ox or a lamb or a goat in the camp, or who kills it outside the camp, and does not bring it to the door of the tabernacle of meeting to offer an offering to the Lord before the tabernacle of the Lord, the guilt of bloodshed shall be imputed to that man. He has shed blood; and that man shall be cut off from among his people.”
This passage emphasizes the importance of offering sacrifices to the Lord at the door of the Tabernacle. This was the only acceptable way to offer a sacrifice to God, and failure to do so resulted in being cut off from one’s people.
The Priest shall sprinkle the blood on the altar of the Lord
Verse 6 says “and the priest shall sprinkle the blood on the altar of the Lord at the door of the tabernacle of meeting, and burn the fat for a sweet aroma to the Lord.” When an Israelite brought an animal to offer for a peace offering, the priest sprinkled the animal’s blood on the altar at the entrance of the Tabernacle. This was a sign of atonement and offered a sweet aroma to God as an offering.
Don’t offer sacrifices to demons
Verses 7-9 make it clear that offering sacrifices to demons was prohibited. “They shall no more offer their sacrifices to demons, after whom they have played the harlot. This shall be a statute forever for them throughout their generations. You shall say to them: ‘Whatever man of the house of Israel, or of the strangers who dwell among you, who offers a burnt offering or sacrifice and does not bring it to the door of the tabernacle of meeting, to offer it to the Lord, that man shall be cut off from among his people.’”
This passage highlights the importance of following the statutes and regulations that God has set forth. To offer sacrifices to demons was considered an abomination and would result in being cut off from one’s people.
Forbidden to eat blood
Eating blood was strictly forbidden according to Leviticus 17:10-11. “Whatever man of the house of Israel, or of the strangers who dwell among you, who eats any blood, I will set My face against that person who eats blood, and will cut him off from among his people. For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that makes atonement for the soul.”
God made it clear that the blood of an animal was sacred and was to be used for making atonement for sins. Eating blood was a severe offense, and anyone who did so would be cut off from their people.
Wash clothes and bathe in water for those who eat what died naturally or was torn by beasts
Leviticus 17:15-16 states “And every person who eats what died naturally or what was torn by beasts, whether he is a native of your own country or a stranger, he shall both wash his clothes and bathe in water and be unclean until evening. Then he shall be clean. But if he does not wash them or bathe his body, then he shall bear his guilt.”
This passage emphasizes the importance of cleanliness and purity. Anyone who ate what died naturally or was killed by another animal was considered unclean and would need to wash both their clothes and body before being considered clean again.
The book of Leviticus provides a framework for the laws and regulations that God set forth for the Israelites. Chapter 17 highlights the significance of offering sacrifices to the Lord at the Tabernacle’s door and the severe consequences for failing to follow those regulations. The importance of cleanliness and purity is also emphasized in this chapter. Listening to this chapter of the audio bible provides a deeper understanding of the laws and regulations that God has set forth for His people.