Leprosy and the Priests

To read the Bible in a year, read Leviticus 13.
The high priest during the days of tabernacle worship in Israel, not only offered sacrifices, but he knew how to discern whether a person had leprosy. God spoke to Moses and said, “When a man has on the skin of his body a swelling, a scab, or a bright spot, and it becomes on the skin of his body like a leprous sore, then he shall be brought to Aaron the priest or to one of his sons the priests” (Leviticus13:1, 2). He would then examine the person based upon the Lord’s instructions and the priest would know what to do (v. 3, 4).
Think of it. The high priest not only dealt with items pertaining to worship and one’s relationship with God, but the high priest also dealt with other matters. If a person had leprosy, he could not dwell with his brethren the Israelites, but had to live outside the camp.
Our High Priest also deals with matters pertaining to worship and our relationship with God, but our High Priest Jesus Christ is there for us through all of life.

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