Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a woman have conceived seed, and born a man child: then she shall be unclean seven days; according to the days of the separation for her infirmity shall she be unclean. And in the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised. And she shall then continue in the blood of her purifying three and thirty days; she shall touch no hallowed thing, nor come into the sanctuary, until the days of her purifying be fulfilled. (Lev 12:2-4)
God is very concerned with even the smallest details of what went on the lives of His people. Even childbirth and the addition of children had specific instructions for sin and the offering of the atoning sacrifice. The mother had to bring an offering for the new child at the appointed time and also a sin offering for the atonement of herself and for the child which was born unto her. This was done not only for healing and cleanliness of the camp of Israel, but also once again, to demonstrate and command the separation and holiness which God required.
This passage concerning the Laws of Israel would not hold as much meaning to us if were not for the fact that Mary and Joseph brought Jesus, in complete obedience to the Law, and not only circumcised Him according to the Law, but also offered the required sacrifice for her sin. He had no need for a sin offering, for He was without sin, but Mary did need atonement and cleansing before God so she brought the two turtledoves required (based on their status) unto the priest as her sin offering to be sacrificed unto God for her atonement. Even with The Lamb of God that taketh away the sin of the world in her arms, she obeyed the Law and brought her offering for her sin as commanded. But, as we will see as we continue through the Law, the Law was given not to keep it for salvation, but to show us our need of Christ and that no one, other than Christ Himself, has or can keep the whole Law completely and perfectly as commanded.
God has sent those of us that know Him out into this world to reach the lost that they might be saved from sin. He desires that His people strive to be holy and obedient unto Him that we might minister to those around us who are hurting and in need as He provides. We serve others, equipped with the Word of reconciliation and righteousness, rightly divided and fitly spoken, that they may see Christ in us, the hope of Glory. Our GOD has commanded us to love one another with an unfeigned love, even as He first loved us, and to disciple one another in the Word of GOD so that we may all grow in grace and in the Knowledge of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Our Lord has commissioned those who are His with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to go where He sends us in the power of the Holy Spirit. As we go, we are to proclaim the Good News of forgiveness through repentance and reconciliation with the Father through faith in His Son, that those who believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah of GOD might have life in His Name.
GOD is not willing that any should perish, but that all would come to repentance and the knowledge of the Truth. Jesus loves you and wants to establish a covenant relationship with you that is real and personal. Surrender to Him on His terms and He will give you a brand new life of discipleship and fellowship with Him that is abundant and everlasting. GOD calls you to faith in Christ and His finished and perfect work on the Cross of Calvary to pay your sIn debt. He has provided the only way of reconciliation with GOD, forgiveness from GOD, and Salvation through Jesus Christ, the Son of GOD who is GOD the Son, to give you a new life in Christ. Turn away from yourself and your sIn and turn to Him alone for eternal Life, now and always.