Clean Before the Lord 

Old Testament: Lev 14.11

To read the Bible in a year, read Leviticus 14 on February 12, In the year of our Lord Christ 2023

By Don Ruhl 

Approaching the Lord requires that we meet his protocol. When an Israelite contracted leprosy, he became unclean. However, if he later was healed of the leprosy, he could be declared clean. Part of that process was mentioned here: 

“Then the priest who makes him clean shall present the man who is to be made clean, and those things, before the LORD, at the door of the tabernacle of meeting.”

– Leviticus 14.11 

Once cleansed of the leprosy, the Israelite could then meet the Lord’s protocol and appear before him. 

Likewise, on inside of us, we have to meet protocol and be clean to present ourselves before the Lord. Sin is the leprosy of the spirit, and we have to be cleansed in the waters of baptism to remove the uncleanness from our spirits that we might appear before the Lord. Baptism does not remove the uncleanness of the flesh, but it cleanses the spirit, according to Peter (1 Peter 3.21). 


  • Where did the man present himself before the Lord? 
  • Have you been baptized for the forgiveness of your sins? 

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Don preaches with the Savage Street Church of Christ in Grants Pass, Oregon. 

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