OVERVIEW: This chapter and the next address leprosy, a feared disease for which there was no cure. God describes the process that allows the priests first to observe the afflicted and, if necessary, declare them “unclean.”
BIG IDEA: Evaluate the condition of your heart more than you scrutinize your appearance.
KEY VERSE: Hebrews 4:13 (God sees all)
Nothing in all creation is hidden from God. Everything is naked and exposed before his eyes, and he is the one to whom we are accountable.
IF GOD WROTE YOU A LETTER
I know all. I search your heart and mind, and I have numbered the hairs on your body. I know where you’ve been, what you’ve done, and what you’re thinking about now. I am the Lord God, your creator, and sustainer. You cannot hide or run from me. But don’t worry, because you do not have to hide, run, or fear.
I have chosen you, I love you, and I welcome you. I have set you apart and made you holy. When you said “yes” to Jesus, I forgave your sins, and I no longer think of them. However, I want you to be the person I created you to be. My Spirit will guide you in areas in which you can grow. Be open to change. Seek it and embrace it. Change is never easy and can be painful. But I will provide the strength you need, and your life will be full. I am knocking on the door of your life. Let me in.
Give your heart and spiritual life as much assessment as the priests gave individuals. Set aside time this week to pray and reflect. Identify areas in which you’d like to grow.