Thursday, January 20, 2011

January 20, 2011 – Leviticus 14:21 - 14:57

The leprosy of a house sounds a lot like mildew.  It starts to grow on the walls so you try to clean in, but it comes back.  Then you paint or plaster over it, and it may still come back if you haven’t cleaned it all the way.  This is the second thing, along with clothing, that can be unclean besides people.  I never realized that before.  What a shame to have to have your home destroyed because of leprosy.  No wonder those with leprosy were so shunned and kept out of the community.  Not only might you get it, but your home and clothing might have to be destroyed. 

With the way lepers were kept on the outskirts of a community, how does that compare with sin and sinners today.  It is almost the exact opposite.  Those that live sinful lives out in the open are not shunned or secluded, but brought into the fold, seen as popular, the cool group to be around.  What better example than the new movie coming out about friends with benefits.  It is those that are trying to live their lives avoiding sin that are seen as odd, secluded, shunned by the world.  I don’t know if I have ever thought about it that way.     


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