Today's passage: Leviticus 27
- The final chapter of Leviticus speaks to the fulfillment and/or redemption of vows and dedications made to the Lord.
- Whether a person vowed to offer themself or a member of their family for service in the temple, or land, or house, or other gifts, there was a way to redeem that offer (To recoup what was given). It often required a 20% to the value.
- It's believed the values given to men and women could have been based on the rates for slaves.
- Those that were firstborn could not be given to the Lord because they were already His (Exodus 13:2).
Questions to consider:
- What would the increase of 20% in value serve to teach the people concerning their vows and dedications? Were they to be given flippantly? Were the priests and the tabernacle to be treated as things that could be treated without respect or consideration? What kind of giving is honorable before the Lord?
- What does the final verse remind us of concerning the timing of the writing and teaching of this book? Where was Israel and at what stage were they in their history when all of this was given to them?
- What have been some themes or main ideas that have stuck out to you as we have worked our way through the book of Leviticus? What have we learned about Israel? The Lord? Man's ability to keep the law? God's redemption of man?