In the Ancient Near East you don’t where you stand with the gods; the gods are angry, mean, nasty, vindictive. And so you offer sacrifice after sacrifice, you come to the alter, you sing the song. How do you keep the forces, the gods and goddesses, on your side? How do keep them from crushing you and destroying you?
But this book, this Leviticus book, has one simple message: you can know where you stand with this god. You can be at peace with this god.
- “The gods are angry, mean, nasty, vindictive.” Do you ever feel like this is true? What do you do?
- Describe a time when you felt at peace with God.