Dave Burnette's Commentary

Leviticus Chapter 24

Written By: God through Inspiration
Penned By: Moses
Date Penned: (1445-1444 BC)
Overview: A Handbook for the Priests and Levites (c 1-27)
Theme: Living a Holy Life (c 18-27)
Message: The Memorial Offering (v 1-44)

Leviticus 24 Commentary

(24:1-4) The Oil for the lamps - The oil represents the substance for the light to burn continually. Light sheds out darkness and proclaims the truth of who God is.

(24:4-11) The Shew-bread -  12 loaves representing the 12 tribes or sons of Israel. Many applications of the bread as it was always in the House of the Lord.

(24:14) Cursing God is Forbidden - This punishment for blasphemy (cursing God) seems extreme by modern standards. But it shows how seriously God expects us to take our relationship with him. Many use God's name in swearing or act as though he doesn't exist. We should be careful how we speak and act, treating God with reverence. Eventually, he will have the last word.

(24:17-22) Strong Judgment on Sin - This was a code for judges, not an endorsement of personal vengeance. In effect, it was saying that the punishment should fit the crime but not go beyond it.



Dave Burnette's Life Application

God's Light

Each day we walk through the Bible chapter by chapter making an application of our text to help us grow in the Lord. Many applications can be made from each day's text. Today we continue in the book of Leviticus with Chapter 24 and in today's text we see a continued look In this priests handbook and we see a tremendous amount of instruction that reveals the Character of our God. What catches my eye today is the Memorial offering as the Lord commanded Israel to bring the offering of oil to the tabernacle so the light of the lamps would burn continually. In making application we see how the Lord has commanded us to bring our tithes and offerings into the storehouse (the Church) so the light of the Gospel can continually shine from the House of God. How about you? Do you obey scriptures in how you handle you finances as it relates to the Lord's work. Let us learn from our text today and bring the oil, so God's light will continually Burn before a lost and dying world.


Leviticus 24

Leviticus 24

 1And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

 2Command the children of Israel, that they bring unto thee pure oil olive beaten for the light, to cause the lamps to burn continually.

 3Without the vail of the testimony, in the tabernacle of the congregation, shall Aaron order it from the evening unto the morning before the LORD continually: it shall be a statute for ever in your generations.

 4He shall order the lamps upon the pure candlestick before the LORD continually.

 5And thou shalt take fine flour, and bake twelve cakes thereof: two tenth deals shall be in one cake.

 6And thou shalt set them in two rows, six on a row, upon the pure table before the LORD.

 7And thou shalt put pure frankincense upon each row, that it may be on the bread for a memorial, even an offering made by fire unto the LORD.

 8Every sabbath he shall set it in order before the LORD continually, being taken from the children of Israel by an everlasting covenant.

 9And it shall be Aaron's and his sons'; and they shall eat it in the holy place: for it is most holy unto him of the offerings of the LORD made by fire by a perpetual statute.

 10And the son of an Israelitish woman, whose father was an Egyptian, went out among the children of Israel: and this son of the Israelitish woman and a man of Israel strove together in the camp;

 11And the Israelitish woman's son blasphemed the name of the Lord, and cursed. And they brought him unto Moses: (and his mother's name was Shelomith, the daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of Dan:)

 12And they put him in ward, that the mind of the LORD might be shewed them.

 13And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

 14Bring forth him that hath cursed without the camp; and let all that heard him lay their hands upon his head, and let all the congregation stone him.

 15And thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel, saying, Whosoever curseth his God shall bear his sin.

 16And he that blasphemeth the name of the LORD, he shall surely be put to death, and all the congregation shall certainly stone him: as well the stranger, as he that is born in the land, when he blasphemeth the name of the Lord, shall be put to death.

 17And he that killeth any man shall surely be put to death.

 18And he that killeth a beast shall make it good; beast for beast.

 19And if a man cause a blemish in his neighbour; as he hath done, so shall it be done to him;

 20Breach for breach, eye for eye, tooth for tooth: as he hath caused a blemish in a man, so shall it be done to him again.

 21And he that killeth a beast, he shall restore it: and he that killeth a man, he shall be put to death.

 22Ye shall have one manner of law, as well for the stranger, as for one of your own country: for I am the LORD your God.

 23And Moses spake to the children of Israel, that they should bring forth him that had cursed out of the camp, and stone him with stones. And the children of Israel did as the LORD commanded Moses.