Leviticus 24 Outline
– Aaron must tend the lamp in the Holy Place continually (Leviticus 24:1-4)
– The 12 cakes on the table in the Holy Place (Leviticus 24:5-9)
– The son of an Israelite mother and Egyptian father cursed God and was stoned to death (Leviticus 24:10-23)
Leviticus 24 Summary
Aaron is to tend the lamp in the Holy Place continually. The Israelites will bring clear oil of pressed olives for the light. Twelve cakes are to be set on the table. The twelve cakes are made from 2/10 of an ephah of fine flour. The twelve bread shall be set in two rows. Each row is beside one another. Each row has 6 loaves of bread. Some pure incense is to be placed in between the two rows. The bread belong to Aaron and his sons. They are to eat the holy bread in a holy place.
The son of an Israelite mother and Egyptian father quarreled with another Israelite. During the quarrel, he insulted God’s name and he was put in custody until God revealed what to do with him. Then, God commanded Moses to take the blasphemer outside the camp and have every witness lay their hands on their heads. The whole community of Israel must stone the blasphemer to death. Moses told the Israelites about what God had instructed him and they did as he said. The blasphemer was taken outside the camp and stoned to death.
Leviticus 24 Bible Study
1. The Holy Spirit
The lampstand in the Holy Place represents the Holy Spirit, as mentioned in Revelation 4:5, ‘ And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and [there were] seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God. ‘ The Holy Spirit is our helper and comforter. He can help us in whatever problem we face. The Holy Spirit endows spiritual gifts on each of the believers so that they can use them to edify the church and build up Christ’s body. In 1 Corinthians 12:8-10, For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another [divers] kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues.
2. Always bless and thank God in whatever circumstances
The son of an Israelite mother and Egyptian father was stoned to death for cursing God’s name. In whatever circumstances, we should bless God’s name and thank him. In 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. Whatever you declare with your mouth will happen. If you want good things to happen, you should say positive things instead of grumbling and saying negative things. In James 3:6, and the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.