Prove Whose You Are, Through Obedience

Scripture: Leviticus 22.  

OBSERVATION
(Key verses)

Leviticus 22:31-33 (NLT)

31 “You must faithfully keep all my commands by putting them into practice, for I am the LORD.

32 Do not bring shame on my holy name, for I will display my holiness among the people of Israel. I am the LORD who makes you holy.

33 It was I who rescued you from the land of Egypt, that I might be your God. I am the LORD.”

APPLICATION
(How Can I apply what God is saying here to my life today?)

God had just given Moses a lot of rules and procedures that He wanted the people of Israel to follow. At first glance, these appear to be onerous and almost strange when observing the liberties and ways that we see in our culture today. However, we must realize that this was the first time that these folk were exposed to following any type of strict rules, for we saw in the wilderness that as soon as Moses turned his head and went up the mountain to meet with God, their minds went back to their old ways and they began worshipping idols. When we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior today, we come to Him with a lot of preconceived ideas on how to live life. It takes Bible study, church attendance and being around other Christians to help us understand and live according to God’s design. God is reminding us today, like He did through Moses to the people of Israel, that He is the Lord that makes us holy, and that we are to obey His commands as laid out in His Word, for He is holy. In verse 33 I believe that God is also saying to us that He rescued us from our world of sin so that He might be our God. He wants us so badly to follow His ways so that He can be our God. Having seen the mighty works of the almighty God, I would recommend that we do what He says. Are you ready to join me, friends?

PRAYER
(What I will ask of God, in order for me to properly apply His Word to my life)

Lord Jesus I pray that You will be forever on my case to follow You carefully and in all sincerity, because I want You to always be my God. I acknowledge that You are Lord, and I want to daily live like You are Lord of my life in every way. Please guide me to follow Your ways and obey Your commands. I love the song that goes something like this, “I’m Yours Lord, Everything I’ve Got, Everything I am, …..

 

**Words underlined may be a hyperlink to a song that God laid on my heart while sharing this devotional this morning. Click it and be blessed by the song, like I was when I listened to it! …… I would be overjoyed to have the opportunity to pray with you about a need in your life that may, or may not have been highlighted by this Nugget today. Why not drop me a note and tell me about it? You may email me at:
nuggetsfromgodsword@yahoo.com
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Author: Ed Algreen

One of God's kids expressing his understanding of God's Word and sharing how it is affecting his life! May those who read it be blessed, encouraged, and drawn closer to the Lord!

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