Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Devoted for Destruction

I've read a few commentators, and I may be off base here. But in Leviticus 27 I think I might see a reference to the Christ...
28 “But no devoted thing that a man devotes to the Lord, of anything that he has, whether man or beast, or of his inherited field, shall be sold or redeemed; every devoted thing is most holy to the Lord. 29 No one devoted, who is to be devoted for destruction from mankind, shall be ransomed; he shall surely be put to death.

Only God has power over life to destroy it. Yet he destroyed the life of His son at the cross that we might be redeemed. Do you think Jesus was devoted for destruction? Or do you think the main meaning of this passage is something else? Some have said Jephthah may have incorrectly understood this passage and therefore took the life of his own daughter. Sometimes I see the Cross and the Christ where maybe it was not intended, but it does seem to fit here.

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