Leviticus 22:1-16: Holy Food

The sanctity of priests defined,
No trifling with grace we own,
A nationhood of priests aligned,
To all the world His glory shown.

Commanded then to separate,
The holy from the vile,
Presuming not upon His grace,
But humbly reconciled.
Remember God is in the saints,
His special presence in our hearts.
The keep yourselves from worldly taints,
And in His church always take part.

Consuming what is holy then,
And taking it with in our mouths.
To purge your mind of thoughts of sin,
The toxic weight that drags you down.
Let everything you eat or see,
Or read, or say, or think, or play,
But drive you to God’s sanctity,
To serve Him better day by day.

For holiness from God descends,
And given by Him graciously.
Springs from relationship with Him,
Both guarded fierce and given free.

Oh, let this sanctity we’re given,
Show all the world our Holy Lord,
Who granted sinners be forgiven,
The filthy to His house restored.

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One thought on “Leviticus 22:1-16: Holy Food

  1. Here we have instructions on how the priests should treat the holy food — the food that has been sacrificed to God. But, as I Peter tells us, we (the saints) are now God’s priesthood. I think this passage is both aplicable to how we share the gospel, and the word of God — holy food figuratively– but it also applies more directly to how we partake and administer the Lord’s Supper, our part in the food of the ultimate sacrifice — the sacrifice Jesus made for all of our sins on the Cross.

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