A unique feature of listening through an audio Bible is that you can’t skip over things when it becomes repititous or ‘dull’. Listening can also bring a unique perspective. I didn’t know what to expect coming to Leviticus, but it was surprisingly interesting. When the requirements for Jewish ceremony, sacrifices, cleansings are delivered with the authority Max McLean gives it, it has a completely different tone than struggling to read through it.
The most memorable and impactful portions for me was Leviticus 26 and Deuteronomy 27-31, where God’s holiness is revealed in his severe hatred of sin, and at the same time, his eager patience and grace shown to those who take him at his word.
My first week took me to the middle of Numbers. This past week I made it to the life of Gideon in Judges 9. This has been a fascinating trek through the Scriptures, and I’m looking forward to the rest.