His Eye Is on… the Mildew?

“When you enter the land of Canaan that I am giving you as a possession, and I place a mildew contamination in a house in the land you possess,” – ‭‭Leviticus‬ ‭14:34‬ (‭CSB‬‬ – emphasis mine)

Mildew is a part of nature. Like all aspects of the universe, it is squarely under the control of the Creator. It cannot exist apart from the one who upholds the universe by the power of his word. Jesus said that God cares for both the birds and the flowers and therefore we need not worry. If God takes care of them how much more will he take care of us! Worry consumes us and yet nothing – not the birds, the flowers, or even mildew – is outside the control of our sovereign God. How different our lives would be if we remembered this truth.

Twenty-Seven and One

Twenty-seven chapters. That’s how long it took Moses to record the laws of sacrifice and purity in the book we know as Leviticus. Twenty-seven chapters detail how to relate to a holy God. Twenty-seven chapters highlighting the severity of sin. Twenty-seven chapters of dos and don’ts.

One verse. That’s how long it took the writer of Hebrews to express the sufficiency and superiority of Christ’s sacrifice. “He entered once for all into the holy places, not by means of the blood of goats and calves but by means of his own blood, thus securing an eternal redemption.” Twenty-seven chapters point to a need solved in one verse. Praise God for a covenant in every way superior to the old.