King James Bible Study – “And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.” – Mark 8:34
Date: Friday, February 19, 2021
Chapters: Leviticus 18-20
Message: One God & One Law
Hello My Friend,
I spent an hour this morning distracted by all these things that kept popping up in my head that I had to notate so I would not forget to do them after I was done with my devotions. I even stopped midway praying to order some items I needed, only to cancel the order after I read the chapters for today. And I wonder why it takes me three hours to write these? Well, I do not always do this, it is when I am tired and my brain has not waken up that I get like this. There are some things that Jesus said occurred to me as I was reading today’s chapters.
[Matthew 5:17,20,43,45,48 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. 20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. 43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. 44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; 48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.]
[Perfect; Finished; to complete; to do or make through, to carry to the end.] God knew that no matter how much fear He instilled upon the people they would still sin. Why? It is literally in our nature. When God sent His Son, it was never meant to abolish His Law, it was meant to make us more aware of what Jesus saves us from. To be perfect to God is to made complete through our faith alone in His Son. Why? Well, even if we did manage to keep the Law, we still fall short. We may not realize it, but doubts, fears, even condoning someones sin, all brings us short of being perfect. While our salvation, praise God, has nothing to do with removing every sin from our lives, it would be wise to remove it from our lives. Again, God has not changed His views on what is sinful, and some of them are petty obvious, or ought to be. After God had given Moses the Law concerning what to do if they sinned and wanted to be forgiven, God tells Him what those things are that would bring them to sin.
[Leviticus 18:2-6,17-18 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, I am the LORD your God. 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. 4 Ye shall do my judgments, and keep mine ordinances, to walk therein: I am the LORD your God. 5 Ye shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them: I am the LORD. 6 None of you shall approach to any that is near of kin to him, to uncover their nakedness: I am the LORD. 17 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of a woman and her daughter, neither shalt thou take her son’s daughter, or her daughter’s daughter, to uncover her nakedness; for they are her near kinswomen: it is wickedness. 18 Neither shalt thou take a wife to her sister, to vex her, to uncover her nakedness, beside the other in her life time.]
[neither shall ye walk in their ordinances.] In other words, do not do what the world does. It is a shame that God has to tell His people that it is wrong to lust after their children, siblings, or other family members, but these things happen, and it brings a great deal of distress not only on those who do these things, but everyone else around them. God is not the author of confusion, and His commands are not grievous, and common sense tells most of us that these things are wrong, and that killing babies. God goes on to warn them of this.
[Leviticus 18:21-26,29 And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD. 22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. 23 Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it is confusion. 24 Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you: 25 And the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants. 26 Ye shall therefore keep my statutes and my judgments, and shall not commit any of these abominations; neither any of your own nation, nor any stranger that sojourneth among you: 29 For whosoever shall commit any of these abominations, even the souls that commit them shall be cut off from among their people.]
[it is confusion.] Homosexuality, trangenderism, abortion, all of these things bring confusion and are an abomination to God. Any time people attempt to play God they are actually making themselves into a god, and God does not take too kindly to that. He will save the vilest of sinners, but He will not save reprobates, [Romans 1:28,31-32 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; 31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: 32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.]
The word law is defined as the principles and regulations established in a community by some authority and applicable to its people, whether in the form of legislation or of customs and policies recognized and enforced by judicial decision. The authority over every soul is God, whether we choose to believe that or not, God is the lawmaker of every soul since He is our Creator. Our judge is Jesus Christ, one day He will return, and when He does we will all stand before our Him in judgment. Those whom know Him and received Him as their Saviour will be justified and join Him in His Kingdom, those whom have not, will be cast into the lake of fire. We are not guaranteed tomorrow, only have today, and if we wait, we will not be accepted of Him.
[Leviticus 19:2-8 Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, Ye shall be holy: for I the LORD your God am holy. 3 Ye shall fear every man his mother, and his father, and keep my sabbaths: I am the LORD your God. 4 Turn ye not unto idols, nor make to yourselves molten gods: I am the LORD your God. 5 And if ye offer a sacrifice of peace offerings unto the LORD, ye shall offer it at your own will. 6 It shall be eaten the same day ye offer it, and on the morrow: and if ought remain until the third day, it shall be burnt in the fire. 7 And if it be eaten at all on the third day, it is abominable; it shall not be accepted. 8 Therefore every one that eateth it shall bear his iniquity, because he hath profaned the hallowed thing of the LORD: and that soul shall be cut off from among his people.]
[Therefore every one that eateth it shall bear his iniquity,] This is not something that we are to take lightly, neither ignore, for we all will face Him, if we have not received Him before our dying breath, there is no salvation for us. Again, God gives us a choice, if we are going to choose Him, then He expects us to behave like one of His, not the fools of the world. Does He expect us to never sin again? No. What He expects is faithfulness and when we do sin, confess it, not hide it, and definitely not condone it. And the same law applies to all.
[Leviticus 20:2,4-7 Again, thou shalt say to the children of Israel, Whosoever he be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn in Israel, that giveth any of his seed unto Molech; he shall surely be put to death: the people of the land shall stone him with stones. 4 And if the people of the land do any ways hide their eyes from the man, when he giveth of his seed unto Molech, and kill him not: 5 Then I will set my face against that man, and against his family, and will cut him off, and all that go a whoring after him, to commit whoredom with Molech, from among their people. 6 And the soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people. 7 Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I am the LORD your God.]
[Sanctify yourselves therefore,] God’s purpose for giving commands was never designed for the purpose of saving a soul, we are all sinners no matter what generation we come from, they were used to set us apart, to show the world that we are, in fact, different. Keep in mind that what we see today is nothing new to God, He gave these commands because people of other nations were doing them already, which they already saw in Egypt, and were starting to do. Now, God addresses the punishment of adultery, homosexuality, and why we are to keep from doing them.
[Leviticus 20:10,12-13,23-24,26 And the man that committeth adultery with another man’s wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbour’s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death. 12 And if a man lie with his daughter in law, both of them shall surely be put to death: they have wrought confusion; their blood shall be upon them. 13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them. 23 And ye shall not walk in the manners of the nation, which I cast out before you: for they committed all these things, and therefore I abhorred them. 24 But I have said unto you, Ye shall inherit their land, and I will give it unto you to possess it, a land that floweth with milk and honey: I am the LORD your God, which have separated you from other people. 26 And ye shall be holy unto me: for I the LORD am holy, and have severed you from other people, that ye should be mine.]
[and have severed you from other people, that ye should be mine.] Do not let anyone convince you that they were born homosexual, that comes as their mind talks them into it, and is a cop out. Sin is sin, while some of these commands seem a little extreme, there was a reason for them, and that had to do with what the world was doing to themselves. You see, if we behaved like the world, then who would come to Christ? That is the point, and we should not even want to have any part of them. The grass is definitely not greener on the other side. Again, God will save the vilest of sinners, but we must come to Him though Christ. There is One God and One Law, and we are all subject to it, [I Corinthians 6:9-11 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.]
Jesus Christ Magnified: [Leviticus 20:26 And ye shall be holy unto me: for I the LORD am holy, and have severed you from other people, that ye should be mine.]
Today’s Prayer: God, Thank You for Your commands, while I do not always understand them, I do know that they have a purpose, because You have already seen the result of what happens when others have done them first. Lord, I want to stand before not only perfect in Your Son, but holy in Your Son as well, give me Your power, mercy, and grace to discern and understand what is acceptable to You. Give me the heart, desire, and fear to obey, remove any sin that is before me, and let me teach Your truths to all, and never be ashamed to tell the truths or live by them. I ask these things in Your name, Jesus. Amen.
God Bless You, I am praying for you,
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