Consider Matthew 11:16-19;8:1-4;Luke 7:36-50 and see the below.
|1 Purity||1 Justice|
|2 Sin was something that was seen as contagious||2 Taking action against sin|
|3 Separation from anything or anyone who would make them unclean||3 Righting social wrongs in Israel|
|4 Holiness by separation and/or distance||4 Holiness by action|
Does God want us to be pure or just? Yes
Real purity contaminates impurity; real holiness contaminates sin.
Jesus was a friend of sinners.
Lepers were seen as unclean or outcasts.
Is the Parable of the Good Samaritan about being unclean or about helping another in need?