The book of Leviticus is probably not the most widely read book in the Bible. With its pages of laws that seem so foreign, it can feel tedious to read. Many an ambitious reader, having embarked on a plan to read straight through the Bible, has gotten bogged down in Leviticus and has quit in frustration.
This is unfortunate. Leviticus, for all its foreignness, is part of our spiritual inheritance as Christians. Without Leviticus, we cannot truly understand Christ. For example, He fulfills the office of the priesthood, which is instituted in Leviticus 8–9 (see Heb. 4:14–10:18). He fulfills the Day of Atonement, the procedure for which is detailed in Leviticus 16 (see Heb. 9:12). And He fulfills the year of Jubilee, a time of celebration and freedom mandated in Leviticus 25:8–22 (see Luke 4:16–21).