The LORD called to Moses from the Tabernacle and said to him, “Give the following instructions to the people of Israel. -Lev 1:1-2a NLT
This is how the book of Leviticus starts and the rest of the book is specific instructions. God is dealing with around 2 million people who had lived under the chains of slavery for 400 years. He had to create ORDER by teaching every little detail, like a FATHER with a NEW BORN child as they grow and develop into a profitable human being. The Mosaic law, the 10 commandments, the dispensation of the law- was all about helping newbie babies learn how to develop into a good race, a God honoring race, a people that others would see and want to follow their ABBA, their God! Psalm 119:33 says; Order my steps in Thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me. Alexander Pope said, “Order is heaven’s first law”.
Leader, because God knows our frame (Psalm 103:14) and He knows what HIS PURPOSE and PLAN and what WE NEED; When Pharaoh finally let the people go, God did not lead them along the main road that runs through Philistine territory, even though that was the shortest route to the Promised Land. God said, “If the people are faced with a battle, they might change their minds and return to Egypt.”(Ex 13:17) The book of Leviticus was named because it deals mostly with the Priesthood; the tribe of LEVI. The Talmud calls this book, “The Law of the Priests”. It is Gods instruction manual to his NEW CHILDREN to help them grow into a great nation!
Conduit, the book of Leviticus tells us: Our God is a God of purity, Healing, Awe and Reverence, Truthfulness and ORDER! God has all the details worked out and there is value in reading and understanding the Old Testament. Hebrews 10:1 tells us; The old system under the law of Moses was only a shadow, a dim preview of the good things to come, not the good things themselves. God is in the details and He wants you to trust Him! If you want to get your marching orders, if you want to know HOW to LIVE this life like IT MATTERS, then your instructions are in HIS WORD- read it, meditate on it, listen to it, watch it- EAT IT! (Ezekiel 3:3, Jeremiah 15:16)