Thursday, February 12, 2009
“And if you defile the land, it will vomit you out as it vomited out the nations that were before you.” Leviticus 18:28
Some would say that God is way to strict, some would say that God is a control freak. But what it is trying to be communicated here that through Leviticus is that God is Holy. He loves is children and wants what is best for them. Many would say that God lays too many laws down and is ready to pounce on us once we mess up. But the reality is that God wants to protect His children and wants the best for us. Here is no different God wants us to be holy and through that comes a blessing. He will take care of us if we hold to holiness.
The lesson here for me is simple. Obedience to Him is what he wants. It is through the obedience we will experience great success and great prosperity. However, if we disobey, if we do things that he does not want us to do, then we will not experience the great things he has prepared for us. Now you would think after a while this would just be a natural think for any christian, but like all humans, we need reminders, we need guide post, we need repeated lesson. Practice makes perfect and that is what God wants me to do. Practice holiness.
Lord thank you for the simple lessons here today. Thank you for your simple reminders.