Lev 14:48 “But if the priest comes and looks, and if he notices that the disease has not spread in the house after the house was plastered, then the priest will pronounce the house clean, because the disease is healed.
Lev 14:49 And for the cleansing of the house he will take two small birds, with cedar wood and scarlet yarn and hyssop,
Lev 14:50 and will kill one of the birds in a clay pottery container over fresh water
Lev 14:51 and will take the cedar wood and the hyssop and the scarlet yarn, along with the live bird, and dip them in the blood of the bird that was killed and in the fresh water and spritz the house seven times.
Lev 14:52 Thus he will cleanse the house with the blood of the bird and with the fresh water and with the live bird and with the cedar wood and hyssop and scarlet yarn.
Lev 14:53 And he will let the live bird go out of the city into the open country. So he will provide reconciliation for the house, and it will be clean.”
pure and free
What is true for an individual is also true for a household and family. There is no freedom without purity. The bird set free speaks of all the potential and power of freedom for the household, whose home is now cleansed of its contamination. The price for this freedom was the death of the other bird. Likewise, God offers deliverance and freedom for your family, and its cost has been paid by the death of Christ on the cross.
Purity without freedom is legalism, freedom without purity leads to bondage again. God’s grace offers us the one chance to get it right. Our Lord wants us to be pure and free.
LORD, thank you for your grace.