TOPIC: PURIFICATION AFTER CHILDBIRTH
"The Lord said to Moses, "Say to the Israelites: ‘A woman who becomes pregnant and gives birth to a son will be ceremonially unclean for seven days, just as she is unclean during her monthly period. On the eighth day the boy is to be circumcised. Then the woman must wait thirty-three days to be purified from her bleeding. She must not touch anything sacred or go to the sanctuary until the days of her purification are over. If she gives birth to a daughter, for two weeks the woman will be unclean, as during her period. Then she must wait sixty-six days to be purified from her bleeding.
"When the days of her purification for a son or daughter are over, she is to bring to the priest at the entrance to the tent of meeting a year-old lamb for a burnt offering and a young pigeon or a dove for a sin offering. He shall offer them before the Lord to make atonement for her, and then she will be ceremonially clean from her flow of blood. "These are the regulations for the woman who gives birth to a boy or a girl. But if she cannot afford a lamb, she is to bring two doves or two young pigeons, one for a burnt offering and the other for a sin offering. In this way the priest will make atonement for her, and she will be clean.”
Reading through the laws and regulation of the Old Testament makes us realize the tremendous change that the coming and the blood of Jesus Christ have made upon humanity. There were so many things and situations that were making the Jews unclean but with the righteousness of Christ now including Gentile free from all forms of uncleanness. A woman in her monthly period or purification is not considered unclean, if Christ appears in that so called "unsacred” period today she will not be left behind because of her purification. At Christ appearance we will be redeemed based on righteousness and nothing else. Remember, Circumcision of heart is more than circumcision of the flesh that is what God recommend for us.
Prayer:-pray for maturity in the Lord
pray and celebrate God for the blood of Jesus that has brought us greater change
What to meditate on:
What does being unclean mean in the New Testament?