The priests had several jobs 

Old Testament: Lev 13.53–55

To read the Bible in a year, read Leviticus 13 on February 11, In the year of our Lord Christ 2022

By Don Ruhl 

We know about the work of sacrificing that the priests did during the time that the Law of Moses was in effect, but they had other jobs, such as this one dealing with leprosy: 

“But if the priest examines it, and indeed the plague has not spread in the garment, either in the warp or in the woof, or in anything made of leather, then the priest shall command that they wash the thing in which is the plague; and he shall isolate it another seven days. Then the priest shall examine the plague after it has been washed; and indeed if the plague has not changed its color, though the plague has not spread, it is unclean, and you shall burn it in the fire; it continues eating away, whether the damage is outside or inside.”

– Leviticus 13.53–55 

The priests were like butchers when they sacrificed, but they were also like doctors when they inspected for a disease such as leprosy. 

It is rare that anyone has just one function in life, but whatever the Lord wants us to do, we should do it carefully even as the Lord wanted the priests to do this job. 


  • What are all your functions in life? 
  • Why do diseases exist in the world if God created the world? 

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