February 7, 2017

February 7, 2017

LEVITICUS 19-21

Focus Verse: “You must be careful to keep all of my decrees and regulations by putting them into practice. I am the Lord.”

Leviticus 19:37

 

How do you keep the Lord’s decrees and regulations? YOU DO THEM! You put them into practice! It should be the simplest thing in the whole world, but so many of us miss this. We have so many nominal Christians out there. It’s sounds horribly demented, but it would be better for an enormous wave of persecution to break out against the church in America today. And let’s be very clear, I’m not talking about the “persecution” of someone forcing you to bake a cake for their wedding. That’s not persecution.

 

But we’ve gotten so relaxed in our walk that those kinds of things feel like persecution. But head over to Asia or the Middle East and see if you’d still like to qualify those two events in the same boat. The church in America needs something to get Christians off the fence. And how do we get off the fence now, should we choose to do so of our own volition? We DO what He tells us.

 

One more key to the Christian walk we find in this chapter is the answer to why we do. And this will either liberate you or frustrate the heck out of you. We obey God because He is God. “I am the Lord.” And BOOM. You’re done. There’s no argument against that.

 

Why was it a sin for Adam and Eve to eat the fruit in the Garden of Eden? Well, the fruit represented…NO! Because God said not to. It’s that simple. But we like to complicate things. We like to create grey areas to help justify us. I wrote about this earlier, but God’s Word on something trumps everything else. It definitely trumps my opinion on the matter.

 

So the take away for today: Do what God says. And if you start to question what He says, STOP! He is the Lord. He wins. EVERY. TIME.

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