Lev 13:24 “Or, when a body has a burn on its skin and the raw flesh of the burn becomes a spot, reddish-white or white,
Lev 13:25 the priest will examine it, and if he notices that the hair in the spot has turned white and it appears deeper than the skin, then it is a leprous disease. It has broken out in the burn, and the priest will pronounce him contaminated; it is a case of leprous disease.
Lev 13:26 But if the priest examines it and notices that there is no white hair in the spot and it is no deeper than the skin, but has faded, the priest will shut him up seven days,
Lev 13:27 and the priest will examine him the seventh day. If it is spreading in the skin, then the priest will pronounce him contaminated; it is a case of leprous disease.
Lev 13:28 But if the spot remains in one place and does not spread in the skin, but has faded, it is a swelling from the burn, and the priest will pronounce him clean, because it is the scar of the burn.
from burn to worse
Scorch marks in the skin were particularly problematic for the Israelites. They often presented themselves with the same immediate visual symptoms of leprosy. In such cases, the priests were instructed to treat the burn marks the same as if the origin of the blemish were unknown. After the victim was isolated for six full days, the priest would make the determination whether the burnt skin was healing, or leprosy was advancing.
The new covenant community also has to deal with the danger of appearance of sin (1 Thessalonians 5:22). There will always be misguided souls who want to give everyone the benefit of a doubt. But there needs to be those among us with the prophetic insight to stop those who are walking too near the line.
LORD, give us the wisdom to listen to your prophets who are trying to help us stay away from every form of evil.