October 21, 2019

What I Read Today;

Revelation 20; Matthew 9; Ezekiel 1; Psalm 90-91; 2 Kings 7-8; Leviticus 26

In Leviticus 26, God offers his people blessings and curses.  But even in the curses, God shows that his love for his people is unlimited.  In verses 40-45 God our English translations don’t really do the promise here justice.

Two words stand out.

The first is the word “confess.”  This is defined as the act of acknowledging what is right about God in praise and thanksgiving.  It also means a right acknowledgment of self before God in confessing sin. 

In other words, it’s an admission of who we are and our need for a savior.  It is an admission of our failings and our faults.  It is a humbling of ourselves in worship to the only God who can truly set us free from our guilt and shame.

The second word is “committed.” This is a verb that means to violate one’s duty.  It is discussing willful violations of God’s commands.

What God is saying is that in spite of our willful defiance of God and his commands, he stands ready to forgive us if we just humble ourselves and admit our failings.  If we put off our pride and humble ourselves, God is standing with open arms, waiting to comfort us.

Think about what God is saying in the chapter of Leviticus.  How can we not fall to our knees in praise and thanks to such a loving father, God?

 

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