READ THE BIBLE IN 2022: This past week, January 30 through February 5, we read Exodus 36 through Leviticus 15. A main theme in Leviticus is holiness. In Genesis we read of a holy day and holy ground. Exodus tells us of a holy assembly, holy garments, holy food, and a holy place. Generally speaking, holy things are things set apart from the world and dedicated to God alone. Holy things abound in Leviticus, but here for the first time we read the command, “Be holy, for I am holy” (Lev 11:14). God is described as “Holy, holy, holy” in Isaiah 6:3 and Rev 4:8. Holiness is an important aspect of God’s character and must be a part of our character, too, since “we have the mind of Christ” (1Cor 2:16). Indeed, this command should not be misunderstood as one of the Levitical Laws. Rather, like the Ten Commandments it is a part of God’s Moral Law and is required today, as Peter reminds us (1Ptr 1:16), of God’s “obedient children” (v 14). This week, ending February 12, read Leviticus 16 through Numbers 4. The Bible reading plan for 2022 has been posted on our church website and copies are on the Missions Table in the Fellowship Hall.