Learn and Do = Discipleship – the life of a ‘disciplined one’ – Lev 22:22 “You must keep all my decrees and regulations by putting them into practice; otherwise the land to which I am bringing you as your new home will vomit you out.
Father, help us to do what we know, so that we might understand, and receive the goodness of the land…in Your name I pray Lord Jesus
As we begin today’s Bible reading: http://oneyearbibleonline.com/daily-oyb/?version=51&startmmdd=0101
Leviticus 20:22 “You must keep all my decrees and regulations by putting them into practice; otherwise the land to which I am bringing you as your new home will vomit you out. 23 Do not live according to the customs of the people I am driving out before you. It is because they do these shameful things that I detest them. 24 But I have promised you, ‘You will possess their land because I will give it to you as your possession—a land flowing with milk and honey.’ I am the Lord your God, who has set you apart from all other people.
So we see that though we are in this world, we are not of this world, but by the blood of Jesus, have been set apart for God’s eternal holy purposes both here in the earth, and forever, in heaven. Through that precious blood, we have a covenant with God almighty, creator of heaven and earth, and we are called to a new lifestyle – a life of purpose, honor, holiness, joy, peace, and blessing.
Not only do we find eternal purpose, but these verses, given as an example for us, show us that we can experience God’s blessing, not only in the sweet by and by, but in the here and now, in the earth, in our jobs, communities, and nations.
As I drink my coffee this morning, African style, with fresh natural honey, and some wonderful half and half, I see this verse literally come to pass in my life and the life of our family, as God Himself is honoring our years of sacrifice and service, where we have lived for Jesus, differently than the world around us, not according to their customs. In the short term, it looked foolish to take our money and go on missions trips, or help orphans, or do something good for others, but over the years, what goes around comes around. People love and respect us, simply because they know we have done them nothing but good….we eat the good of the land!
So will you, if you totally sell out for Jesus, it’s guaranteed. He has promised, and cannot lie…
Lev 20:26 You must be holy because I, the Lord, am holy. I have set you apart from all other people to be my very own.
Be His today!
Read with me these words of the psalmists prayer:
Ps 46:3 Send out your light and your truth;
let them guide me.
Let them lead me to your holy mountain,
to the place where you live.
We need Jesus, and Holy Spirit’s living presence each day, let’s seek Him afresh and anew TODAY!
Father, I need You, and ask for You to lead me and guide me today. Give me strength, courage, understanding, to do right, without compromise, for Your sake Lord Jesus, for You are worthy of my life. Amen’