Bible Proficiency Project
Week 7, 2019

I.      Monday — Exodus 39-40

1.      What does the Tabernacle teach us about approaching God?

2.     What lesson do we learn from the Priesthood and the High Priest about the Christ?

3.     What is the significance of the Shekinah glory in Exodus 40:234 and how does it point to Jesus?

II.     Tuesday — Leviticus 1-4

1.      Why do you think God regulates the offerings in such detail?

2.     According to 1:3 what are the two requirements for making an offering to God?

3.     What are the following offerings for?

        a.     Burnt offering:

        b.     Grain offering:

        c.     Peace offering:

        d.    Sin offering:

III.    Wednesday — Leviticus 5-7

1.      What are the following offerings for?

        a.     Trespass offering:

        b.     Offerings with restitution:          

2.     If a person breaks the law unknowingly is he innocent and what does he have to do?

3.     What does the detail for the laws of the offerings teach about the care that must be taken in carrying out

        the duties of one’s office, and in particular the ministry?

4.     Does God still require sacrifices today and if so what kind of care is expected in bringing them?

IV.   Thursday – Leviticus 8-10

1.      What was the role of the priesthood in the Old Testament?

2.     How much care was the priest to take in how he lived and behaved?

3.     What does the consecration of the priest mean and what kind of a life did that require?

4.     Since the Reformed Church teaches in the Heidelberg Catechism questions 31-32 the priesthood of all

        believers, what does that mean and what are the implications for our lives?

5.     What made the offering of Nadab and Abihu profane?

V.     Friday —Leviticus 11-13

1.      What makes something “unclean”?

2.     Why does God declare some animals as clean and others unclean?

3.     What lesson is intended by the teaching that the believer becomes unclean from contact with that which is

        unclean and how does this lesson apply to us today?

VI.    Saturday — Leviticus 14-15

1.      Do you think there were health reasons why God regulated certain circumstances that may not have been

        understood? Would this be true of some of the foods that were forbidden?

VII.   Sunday — Leviticus 16-18

1.      What is the “holy place inside the veil” that Aaron is only to come into at specific times and what is in

        there?

2.     What was done with the scapegoat and what is the significance of this?

3.     How does the scapegoat point forward to the imputation of our sins to Jesus?

4.     In 16:12 what does the cloud of incense represent and how are we to understand the significance of the

        cloud covering the mercy seat? Include in there the meaning of the mercy seat.

5.     In what way does this Day of Atonement point to the death of Christ (Heb 9:23-28)?

6.     Leviticus 17 forbids the eating of the blood in the flesh. How would the Jews have heard Jesus’ words in

        John 6:53-54 and how are we to reconcile these two teachings?

7.     In Leviticus 18 God makes clear certain sexual sins not to be engaged in. At this point, he also sets forth

        prohibitions to incest, homosexuality, and bestiality. Why does God need to strictly forbid these things and

        why do we need to pay attention to this instruction today?