Remember me, O Lord, in Thy favor toward Thy people; Visit me with Thy salvation. Psalm 106:4
Then the Lord called to Moses and spoke to him from the tent of meeting, this verse is Leviticus 1:1 In Leviticus the third book of Moses gives the functions of the priest, and it tells believers how to be restored to God. The key verse is Leviticus 20:26, “You are to be holy to Me; for I the Lord am holy, and have set you apart from the peoples to be mine.” The Israelites brought offerings to the Lord which was the way God redeemed the lost. These sacrifices were in anticipation of when Christ would be sacrificed on the cross for all the sins of all mankind past, present, and future. In the survey of Leviticutis in the Master’s Study Bible, “the Levitical priests in Chapters 8-10 foreshawdowed Christ faithful service in making reconcillation for the sins of the people.” The second half of Leviticus shows people how to live a holy life.
My five minutes of thoughts on the word visit.
The people of Israel visited God at the tabernacle. An angel of the Lord visited Mary and let her know she had been chosen to be the mother of Jesus. An angel visited Joseph and told him that Mary was telling the truth, that she was with child and that the child was to be the son of God. Currently I am visting my dad in Oklahoma. Yesterday my cousins from Oklahoma visited us. I have plans today to visit my aunt and will see the rest of my cousins later in the week. We can visit people in the hospital, we can visit friends in the neighborhood. Who have you visited lately? When the Israelites visited God and brought their offerings, it was as an atonement for their sins. Their sins separated them from God. We are fortunate, when we visit church, we visit to worship. Because Christ paid for our sins, in Romans 12:1, we can present our bodies as a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable and approved.
Father God, thank you that we do not have to visit you in the temple. Thank you for your Holy Spirit that indwells us. Your word tells us to rejoice in hope, perserverance in tribulation, thank you that we can be devoted to prayer and we can lead a holy life because you are holy.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be satisfied. Matthew 5:6