It’s almost January 1st, which means New Year’s resolutions!
Statistically speaking, 82% of Christians will try to read the Bible in one year. (I made that stat up because blogs.)
A lot of them will think it will be easy. That is dumb. Why? Leviticus.
Genesis kind of woos you with stories. Ohhh, Adam and Eve! Joseph and his wicked awesome coat! All the stories! Dem feels!
Then you head to Exodus and you’re feeling good. I’ve got this. This is like a crazy desert soap opera. There’s a priest who just stabbed two people having sex with a spear. This isn’t a boring Bible, this is an action movie! Stallone was probably in the original, he’s pretty old.
You get all cocky and feel like you’ll have this Bible knocked out by May. What kind of loser Christian needs a whole year? You are unstoppable!
And then … Leviticus.
In order to seem relevant, I have to contractually say, it came in “like a wrecking ball.”
Suddenly, the amazing stories are gone and in their place you know what you get? Detailed information on how to tell if a sore is infectious. That’s right, a detailed analysis on what color the hair in a sore will change. Riveting!
There, stuck in the Bermuda Triangle of Leviticus you’ll start to daydream about David and Goliath. If you could only get there. If only.
March bravely into the new year my friend. Be bold and strong!
But never turn your back on Leviticus. That book will murder you.