Today the Lord gave instructions regarding childbirth. He tells women to rest 40 days after the birth of a male and 80 days after the birth of a female allowing them a period of healing before re-engaging. The boy is to be circumcised on the 8th day as he first told Abraham.
Next up we get some pretty detailed instructions regarding our bodies and skin diseases. God provides guidance on how to treat those conditions in order to protect the person and the community. We also see that priests have another responsibly. They are to use God’s Word as a medical resource to examine the sick. The Word of God really is profitable for everything! 😁 (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
Did you notice that God’s health care plan made it reasonable for everyone to receive care? “But if he is poor and can not afford it he shall take one male lamb…” The Lord still required the poor to pay something but just not as much as those with more.
Alrighty, keep reading bc tomorrow we get to learn all about bodily discharges and where the name scapegoat originated.