Holiness: A Study on Leviticus – November 19, 2023

Leviticus 16

In all our own unique situations, we have issues that bring up feelings of guilt or even despair. Whether we’ve hurt people intentionally or unintentionally. Maybe we’ve been hurt ourselves and we are mourning the death of a trust or friendship. Or maybe we’ve invested everything into a dream that was supposed to fulfill us but it did not lead to joy or love, but rather this pervasive feeling of emptiness and dissatisfaction. This all leads us to the feeling of despair. A loss of hope.

Today, our question is, “How does God deal with our despair?”

We get to see that he deals with our despair by getting to the root of the issue which is the sin and evil in our lives and in our world. We’ll touch on this a bit more later, but for now, this is the lens in which we’re looking at the problem of despair.

So God deals with our despair by:

  1. Cleansing the effects of sin
  2. Removing the sin itself

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