2021-01-24

Mattt Willmington

Leviticus 19

God was on the mountain giving His people instructions before they headed to Canaan. To travel with Him they would have to be like Him. To travel with God in 2021 we must be like God: HOLY.

The Lord spoke to Moses: 2 “Speak to the entire Israelite community and tell them: Be holy because I, the Lord your God, am holy.

1. RESPECT

3 “Each of you is to respect his mother and father. You are to keep my Sabbaths; I am the Lord your God. 4 Do not turn to worthless idols or make cast images of gods for yourselves; I am the Lord your God.

2. SACRIFICE

5 “When you offer a fellowship sacrifice to the Lord, sacrifice it so that you may be accepted. 6 It is to be eaten on the day you sacrifice it or on the next day, but what remains on the third day must be burned. 7 If any is eaten on the third day, it is a repulsive thing; it will not be accepted. 8 Anyone who eats it will bear his iniquity, for he has profaned what is holy to the Lord. That person is to be cut off from his people.

3. GENEROSITY

9 “When you reap the harvest of your land, you are not to reap to the very edge of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest. 10 Do not strip your vineyard bare or gather its fallen grapes. Leave them for the poor and the resident alien; I am the Lord your God.

4. HONESTY

11 “Do not steal. Do not act deceptively or lie to one another. 12 Do not swear falsely by my name, profaning the name of your God; I am the Lord.

5. JUSTICE

13 “Do not oppress your neighbor or rob him. The wages due a hired worker must not remain with you until morning. 14 Do not curse the deaf or put a stumbling block in front of the blind, but you are to fear your God; I am the Lord. 15 “Do not act unjustly when deciding a case. Do not be partial to the poor or give preference to the rich; judge your neighbor fairly. 16 Do not go about spreading slander among your people; do not jeopardize your neighbor’s life; I am the Lord.

6. LOVE

17 “Do not harbor hatred against your brother.[b] Rebuke your neighbor directly, and you will not incur guilt because of him. 18 Do not take revenge or bear a grudge against members of your community, but love your neighbor as yourself; I am the Lord.

We are God’s people at foot of “Mt.2021”. It could be a hard road, but our God is leading us. The only way to travel with Him is to be like Him. HOLINESS!

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