Feb 2 – What am I to do?

For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship),
recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew]
that we may do those good works
which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us
[taking paths which He prepared ahead of time]
that we should walk in them
[living the good life which He prearranged
and made ready for us to live].  ~~Ephesians 2:10 [AMP]

As Christians we know we were never promised easy, just eternity. God has provided us all we need to know though to get through each day.  I challenge all of you to spend time in the book of Leviticus over the next few days.  It is a challenging book to read.  It’s nothing but rules and regulations when taken at face value.

So why is it important for us today to know what God expected of the Hebrews before Jesus came to make the new covenant with us?  Do we really need to know what man needed to do in order to be clean after touching the wrong thing or giving birth or having the rain fall on the wrong thing at the wrong time?

“You must distinguish between the holy and the common,
between the unclean and the clean, and you must
teach the Israelites all the decrees the LORD
has given them through Moses.”        — Leviticus 10:10-11 [HCSB]

Leviticus tells us to distinguish between the holy and the common In today’s world, this message tells us to recognize the difference between holy (serving because you are answering the call) and common (serving because it is expected of you).  The service may provide the same end result for the receiver, but the reason (condition of the heart) is not the same and it is this that we will answer for.

Leviticus also tells us to distinguish between the clean and unclean.  If something was clean, the Hebrews could participate in it; if unclean they should not or there would be a price to pay.  It is the same today.  Clean are the functions of life – take care of yourself, your family, friends, home, work, etc while doing no harm.  The unclean, the addictions of the world today, idolatry, perversions, doing harm to others.

Then Jesus came to them and said,
“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father
and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.
And surely I am with you always,
to the very end of the age.”                  –Matthew 28:18-20 [HCSB]

Father, in today’s world I don’t always recognize the unclean before I fall for Satan’s trap.  Forgive me for these times and open my eyes to see these things before I get caught up in them.

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Published by: seekersofchrist

After a time of rest, it's time to resurrect this blog with a light on prayer and building our own personal prayer garden. A woman of faith, I want to share my personal insights into God and the Gospel in the hopes that these touch another heart, encouraging them to come to Christ.

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