February 22, 2023
Daily Reading – Leviticus 18-19 / Mark 2
Leviticus 18:3 After the doings of the land of Egypt, wherein ye dwelt, shall ye not do: and after the doings of the land of Canaan, whither I bring you, shall ye not do: neither shall ye walk in their ordinances.
GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:
As a young boy, I remember being told, “look both ways before you cross the road.” It was good advice back then. It is still good advice today. If you simply look in one direction, you may miss a danger coming from the other way. God gives us a similar warning in today’s verse. A caution in our pathway of life that is required.
God’s warning to the children of Israel is a good warning for us today. He said, do not do what you use to do in the life you came out of. Everything they knew, they knew from watching the Egyptians over the years. How they sacrificed to idols and worshiped various things they called gods. God said, do not do that anymore. Likewise, in the future ahead, God warned, there will be people doing things that are also displeasing to Him. They have an entirely different way of doing things, but different does not mean right. Do not do that either. Look both ways. To your past as well as to your future, there are dangers in either direction. In Leviticus 18:5 God says; “Ye shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them: I am the LORD.” In other words God was saying, listen to what I tell you, do that, and life will be so much better, I know what I am talking about, I am God. You know, that was good advice then, and is good advice today. Our past life, filled with sin is not where we need to be. Nor any of traps Satan places ahead. Our caution is required.
GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:
Looking both ways is a great idea. However, there is another direction in which we should look. Isaiah 26:3 says,“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.” Look Up!
Are you looking in every direction today?
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… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director