Jun 28

Separation From Defilement

The cases of separation from defilement which we find recurring in the book of Leviticus must be correctly understood and interpreted in a wider sense of doctrinal teaching. The book is a record of the dealings of the priests with the people. Both groups are expected to be undefiled in their relationship with God, the Holy One of Israel.

Any speck of uncleanness led to separation from the assemble of the children of God, just as sin cuts one from God who cannot “behold iniquity.”


“And if a woman have an issue, and her issue in her flesh be blood, she shall be put apart seven days: and whosoever toucheth her shall be unclean until the even” (Leviticus 15:19).


Our text today LEVITICUS 15:19-33 reveals the levitical laws on uncleanness and separation from defilement. Running issue in women was regarded as a sign of defilement. Anybody who touched her bed would need to bath and wash his clothes and remain unclean till evening.

This is ceremonial uncleanness which women observe due to issues of blood. This made a woman unclean, and everything she touches unclean also.

God’s desire for all His creatures in every generation is to be holy and free from pollution and sin. This is because sin is deadly and damnable. It is clear that many people are defiled in our generation not because of their own sin alone, but because they are lured into sin by others.

Jesus Christ, the spotless Lamb of God, made full atonement for sin. Sinners and backsliders can come unto Him for cleansing and purification.

By this law, we are also taught to preserve holiness and purity of life and keep ourselves from all sinful and moral pollution.


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Impurity separates us from God.


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