The Book of Leviticus is
about the law of God. The law teaches us that God is holy. The Book of
Leviticus contains many rules for the Hebrew people. But we do not obey all the
rules in Leviticus today, because we trust Jesus (see Galatians 3:23-25).
The Book of Leviticus also
describes the duties of priests during the time of the Old Testament. And, in
Leviticus 23, there is a list of special holidays, when the Hebrew people
praised God together.
God also told the people
that they must kill animals. And, they gave these animals to God. The people
did this so that God would forgive their evil deeds (Leviticus chapters 1-7).
This teaches us why Jesus had to die. Jesus died so that today, God forgives
our evil deeds. We must confess our evil deeds to God. And we must invite God
into our lives.