the law for leprosy

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Leviticus 14:54-57

Lev 14:54 This is the law for any case of leprous disease: for an itch,
Lev 14:55 for leprous disease in clothes or in a house,
Lev 14:56 and for a swelling or an eruption or a spot,
Lev 14:57 to show when it is contaminated and when it is pure. This is the law for leprous disease.

the law for leprosy

Why have a law for leprosy? Our society today is quick to brand all sorts of brokenness as sickness, and then seek treatment without regard to any kind of spiritual need. But God made a point to govern the treatment of leprosy by means of the same laws and ordinances which dealt with apostasy and rebellion. Why? Well, partly because leprosy was such a visual reminder of the pervasiveness of sin. But, also because treating leprosy according to biblical instructions reminded the Israelites that God intends to redeem them from all the aspects of the fallen world around them. One day, the name leprosy (and all other names of ailments, phobias, disorders and diseases will bow to the name of Christ.

LORD, thank you for caring for us as whole persons, and redeeming us from the whole of the bondage creation experiences.

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