Leviticus is one of the most neglected and yet powerful books in the Bible. It establishes the guidelines by which God is to be known and worshiped. It is far more relevant to us than many realize. The book distinguishes between the profane, the common, and the holy. Here’s an illustration that may help to explain the differences between those concepts. When you have dirty dishes in your sink, they are profane. That is, they are unacceptable to use until they have been cleaned. Profane things in our lives are completely unacceptable to God because they bring dirt before him. The common dishes, by contrast, are those you use every day. There’s nothing wrong with them; they just aren’t special. And should we treat God as common, we don’t hold him in the high regard his holiness deserves and demands. Think about what’s holy in relation to the china dishes secured behind the glass doors in the hutch in the dining room. These are the ones we only bring out on special occasions for honored guests. That picture gives insight into how Leviticus teaches us to treat God—the Holy One who is like no other. We are to relate to God and worship him as our unique, one-of-a-kind Lord, and King of his kingdom. He deserves only the best. The Tony Evans Bible Commentary ▶ https://store.tonyevans.org/category/bibles/tony-evans-bible-commentary The Tony Evans Study Bible ▶ https://store.tonyevans.org/category/bibles The Tony Evans Training Center ▶ https://tonyevanstraining.org/ #Shorts #BibleStudy ▶ Do you know Jesus as your Savior? https://tonyevans.org/know-jesus-christ/ ▶ Stream Sermons: https://tonyevans.org/podcast/ ▶▶ Free Sermon App: https://subsplash.com/tonyevans/app/ ▶▶ DONATE: https://give.tonyevans.org/the-alternative/donation ▶ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drtonyevans/ ▶ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drtonyevans/ ▶ Are you a preacher? Free sermon outlines: https://go.tonyevans.org/dr-tony-evans-free-christian-sermon-notes Dr. Tony Evans is the founder and senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, founder and president of The Urban Alternative and author of over 100 books, booklets and Bible studies. The first African American to earn a doctorate of theology from Dallas Theological Seminary, he has been named one of the 12 Most Effective Preachers in the English-Speaking World by Baylor University. Dr. Evans holds the honor of writing and publishing the first full-Bible commentary and study Bible by an African American. His radio broadcast, The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, can be heard on over 1,400 radio outlets daily and in more than 130 countries. Dr. Evans’ sermons are also streamed and downloaded over 20,000,000 times annually.
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