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Leviticus 21

Good Morning “Spiritually Healed.”  Today we are in Leviticus 21.  

The Priest had some very specific guidelines regarding even who he could marry.  Remember, the Priest in their world at their time was a “type” of Christ - a representative of.  His wife then representative of “The Bride of Christ.”  As such, he must remain above board in every way.  Pure, Holy, without blemish - and his bride also “Holy, pure and pleasing to God”.

This is a tough passage through; particularly as it tugs at our heart strings regarding the inclusion of those with special disabilities or infirmities.  Practically anything eliminated you from being High Priest so don’t jump too fast.  It’s true, he could not be deaf, blind or crippled in some way.  But before you take up an offense, recognize he also could not have skin blemishes or disease in any way.  Why?  Remember, the High Priest was a representative of Christ.  Christ is perfect.  

Remember, particularly at this time, physical imperfections were believed to be a part of Gods judgment on an individual and at times certainly was.  In the eyes of the people then, a Priest with a disability would be a priest under judgment - thus eliminated already.  A priest under judgment would NOT give a clear picture of the “Perfect Savior” to come.  

Even more reason to celebrate Jesus coming on the scene, and the eternal life  we get to spend with Him.  Isaiah gave them something to look forward to; when justice would be served, people would be saved, and the stricken would be healed.  Check out Isaiah 35:3-6

Even as Jesus was still on the scene, He fueled changed thinking.  

Whose sin made this man blind? “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him.” John‬ ‭9‬:‭3‬ ‭NIV

Jesus makes us strong where we are weak! His grace is enough!  His power is made perfect in our weakness, result… He is glorified!  2 Corinthians 12:9-11

As true believers and followers of Christ we are all a part of His Royal Priesthood.  We’re in luck, (blessed) He’s in the business of using broken tools!  In fact broken tools shine His light brightest!

Aren’t you glad you’re broken?  Love you all!  Dig in!  Let Him use you!