Verses 1-8 – this chapter explains how valuations were to be made and what to do if a donor later wished to buy back what had been donated to God.
Verses 9, 10 – God taught the Israelite’s that when they made a vow to Him, they must not go back on their promise even if it turned out to cost more than expected.
Verses 14-25 – Real estate could be given as a voluntary offering in much the same way that today’s people give property through a will or donate the proceeds from the sale of property to the church or Christians organizations.
Verse 29 – Such things that were “captured booty” from idol-worshipers or idols themselves were to be destroyed.
Verses 30-33 – The first time the tithe is mentioned in the Bible was when Abraham gave a tenth the Melchizedek. The tithe was important because it provided the necessary provisions for the day-to-day operations of the temple. The giving of the tithe was revived by Nehemiah during his era since it seems that the practice had been ignored (Nehemiah 13:10-13, 37-38). Through the prophet Malachi, God rebuked the people for robbing Him by not bringing their tithes into the storehouse (temple), (Malachi 3:8-10).
The book of Leviticus is filled with commands God gave His people at the foot of Mount Sinai. From these commandments we can learn much about God’s nature and character. Some may think this book is irrelevant. But if we dig a little deeper we will see God has not changed; His principles are for all times. Societies and cultures will change but God is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8).