Today we learn that the priests not only examine the sick bodies but also the homes for the welfare of the community. Next the Lord gave specific instructions regarding bodily discharge, emission of semen, women’s customary discharge of blood, and discharge of blood that isn’t customary. Did you notice how God gave women a period of rest again before they were to re-engage? Yesterday was after childbirth and today it is during her period of customary discharge of blood. “And if any man lies with her at all, so that her impurity is on him…” “But if she is cleansed of her discharge, then she shall count for herself seven days, and after that she shall be clean.” Ok, ya’ll can process all that further on your own.
Lastly, we read about the Day of Atonement. This is a very important day that occurs once a year where the high priest atones for the sins of the people. It is the only day the priest can come into the Most Holy Place where the Ark of the Covenant and the mercy seat are. On this day, after he sacrifices a bull for himself, Aaron takes 2 goats for the sins of the people. One was to be sacrificed and the blood sprinkled on the mercy seat, and the other was to be released into the wilderness after the sins of the people were confessed over it. This one was the scapegoat and is another foreshadowing of Christ to come!
Ok, keep reading bc tomorrow we learn whose nakedness we can’t uncover among other things.