“A book of rules, a book of laws,
It has no bearing on us now.
It’s obsolete and filled with flaws,
Why read of sacrificial cows?”
Why are there now no sacrifices?
Was this not promised in this book?
The High Priest’s holy blood suffices,
To sanctify – our sins He took.
Leviticus then points to Him,
It tells the covenant we own,
It shows the cleansing of our sin:
The law explains how grace is shown.
For God called from the meeting-tent,
As through the church the Christ would cry.
Yet man is sinful, broke and bent,
But sacrifice would sanctify.
This written to a migrant band,
Explaining how to live with God,
They had just plundered Egypt’s land,
In need of applications broad.
The book that God himself did speak,
And intimate His details shown,
Within the camp His interest peaks,
That we may trust in Him alone.
A book of peace, a book of grace,
That has all bearing yet today,
Let it fill us with ceaseless praise,
And let us walk in Jesus’ ways.