A Scab

The Old Testament priests were busy, and of course, they had to know what they were doing. They had to know the bodies of animals and they had to know human bodies. Leviticus 13 describes the laws regarding leprosy and the examination of people that the priests would make.
The first five verses said what the priests were to be looking for and when the priest would pronounce someone clean or unclean. If the priest saw a sore that had not spread, but had not gone away either, he was to isolate the person seven days.
At the end of the those seven days, the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, “Then the priest shall examine him again on the seventh day; and indeed if the sore has faded, and the sore has not spread on the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him clean; it is only a scab, and he shall wash his clothes and be clean. But if the scab should at all spread over the skin, after he has been seen by the priest for his cleansing, he shall be seen by the priest again. And if the priest sees that the scab has indeed spread on the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean. It is leprosy” (Leviticus 13:6-8).
The priests functioned as butchers, but they also functioned as doctors, as Leviticus 13 shows. Their work before God and for the people was very important. Likewise, the New Testament pictures Christians as priests, who make sacrifices and who look after the well-being of people.
While you may not know all the laws for the human body found in the Hebrew Scriptures, yet, seek to be as concerned for people’s well-being as the priests were to be. Who knows what doors of opportunity that shall open.

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