On Sunday evening, April 2, 2017, Greg Wanderman, gospel preacher for the Clover (SC) church of Christ spoke at the Archdale church of Christ, 2525 Archdale Drive, Charlotte, NC 28210 during the worship hour.
He very admirably spoke on the subject; "Finding Love in Leviticus." Though many wrongly assume that the God of the Old Testament is an angry tyrant, Greg pointed out with proof after proof from the text that quite the opposite is true. He showed that the eastern gate of the Tabernacle (the tent of meeting) was the only entry to the abode of God Himself as Christ is the only "true door." He noted that the show bread reminds us that Christ is the bread of life. It was illustrated that the candles are symbolic for the fact that Christ is the light of the world. The brazen sea was used for the priest to ritually cleanse themselves before serving in the Tabernacle as Christ commands baptism in water for the remission of sins. The prayers of the saints are symbolized by the incense of the temple. In both the Tabernacle and in baptism, atonement is made by the shedding of blood to blot out sin. Mercy is extended to the poor as two measures of flour would substitute for a pigeon should one be too poor to possess one. The flour would be poured by the priest onto the burning sacrifice of a bloody sacrifice thus combining the blood going up in smoke with the powdery flour.
No, far from being the "God of Wrath," there is nothing but love to be found in Leviticus because above all else, God wants to Tabernacle with us, now and forever.
Thanks, Greg, for a job well done as God gets all the glory for "loving us while we were yet sinners."