6. a. To maintain the purity of the camp—
- Put outside the camp anyone with a skin disease.
- Put outside the camp anyone with a bodily discharge.
- Put outside the camp anyone who touched a corpse.
b. These instructions were important because God lived among them.
From a practical standpoint, it also prevented the spread of disease.
c. The test to determine if a wife has been unfaithful protected women from their husband’s unfounded jealousy.
7. a. A positive aspect of holiness—
Consecrating oneself to the Lord.
b. Am I set apart by God as His own? In what ways?
“We (I) have been set apart as holy because Jesus Christ did what God wanted him to do by sacrificing his body once and for all. Every day each priest performed his religious duty. He offered the same type of sacrifice again and again. Yet, these sacrifices could never take away sins. However, this chief priest made one sacrifice for sins, and this sacrifice lasts forever. Now he holds the honored position—the one next to God the Father on the heavenly throne. Hebrews 10:10-12
“Jesus prayed, “Sanctify them [purify, consecrate, separate them for Yourself, make them holy] by the Truth; Your Word is Truth.” John 17:17 AMP
“But grow in grace (undeserved favor, spiritual strength) and recognition and knowledge and understanding of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (the Messiah). To Him [be] glory (honor, majesty, and splendor) both now and to the day of eternity. Amen (so be it)! 2 Peter 3:18 AMP
“I appeal to you therefore, brethren, and beg of you in view of [all] the mercies of God, to make a decisive dedication of your bodies [presenting all your members and faculties] as a living sacrifice, holy (devoted, consecrated) and well pleasing to God, which is your reasonable (rational, intelligent) service and spiritual worship. Romans 12:1 AMP
These are my answers to the BSF study questions, not THE answers.
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