Leviticus 10:3 God Is To Be Honored

Moses then said to Aaron, “This is what the Lord spoke of when he said: Among those who approach me I will be proved holy; in the sight of all the people I will be honored.” Aaron remained silent. Leviticus 10:3

When a person meets with certain high-level people, there are often certain protocols to be followed. There are things that are required to be done and other things that are not be done in order to have the meeting.

All of this is done in order to honor the high-level person being met. If one chooses not to do these things, then the meeting will not occur.

Aaron had two sons that offered unauthorized fire before God and God killed them. Moses said told Aaron that God said that when someone approaches Him, He will be proved holy and honored before all people.

While most people are willing to honor famous people, many of those same people do not show God the same level of honor. Some will act as though God is just their good old buddy and they can do anything they want.

On Sundays when they go to church, many will wear just whatever they want to be comfortable, instead of their best to honor God. During prayers, they talk to God as just the ‘man upstairs’, instead of as God–the creator of the universe and Almighty King.

As a believer grows in God, he should increase in his honor to and for God. It is acceptable for a new believer to act without great honor, but the honor and respect for God should grow on a regular basis.

Honor for God should be seen in the believer both inside and outside the church. The world needs to see that honor and it shows a heart that loves God.

Only you and God can see your heart and life and truly know how you are honoring God. Live your life in such a way that the world will see that you honor God with everything in you.

He is the Creator of everything and has forgiven you of sins and given you eternal life. He is to be the Almighty King of your life. He is worthy of all honor.

Do not let the way you dress, act or speak bring any dishonor to God in any way. How do you honor God today with your life?

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will honor God with all that you say and do; that people will see that you honor God with your life; and that God will be pleased with your life.

Genesis 42:22 There Will Be An Accounting

Reuben replied, “Didn’t I tell you not to sin against the boy? But you wouldn’t listen! Now we must give an accounting for his blood.” Genesis 42:22

Believing that one has the freedom to do whatever he wants and get away with it is common among most people. This belief increases when something is done in secret, and it is as though no one could possibly know about it.

Everyday people all over the world are doing things that should not be done. At the same time, people all over the world are being convicted daily of things that they have done in secret.

As Joseph’s brothers went to Egypt to get food, they were treated harshly in Egypt. Reuben recognizes that this harsh treatment must be for how they sold Joseph into slavery.

Everything that is said or done has consequences that a person must be willing to give an account for, a reason for doing. This accounting may occur quickly, or it may take years before it occurs. It may occur with other people on this earth, but it will occur some day when one stands before God in heaven.

While some things have good consequences, there are other things that have negative consequences. God will reward every good deed that a person does in this life. At the same time, He will also punish every sin that has been done and not repented of in this life.

The first choice every believer should make is to choose God’s way of acting and speaking. He must be willing to do the right thing.

In times of making the wrong choice, the believer must be quick to repent of it and turn from that sin. As soon as one repents, God is willing to forgive, no longer requiring an accounting for the sin.

Most likely you have made choices in your past that you will have to give an accounting for someday. The world may or may not ever know about what you have done, but God does.

Go to God in repentance of anything that you have done that was sinful and repent. Allow Jesus to remove that sin and give you a clean slate for the accounting.

Do not allow that sin to remain ‘hidden’ until the day you must account for it and find yourself guilty of sin with a judgement of death.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will strive to live by God’s commands; that you will let God guide your every choice of action; that you will repent of all sins before God; and that God will not have to draw you into a day for accounting for sin.

Revelation 11:18 A Time Is Coming

The nations were angry, and your wrath has come. The time has come for judging the dead, and for rewarding your servants the prophets and your people who revere your name, both great and small–and for destroying those who destroy the earth. Revelation 11:18

Expectations for things to come are found everywhere. Some things are looked forward to as being exciting and worth it. Other things are feared because they bring about pain and suffering.

Often the expectations can be predicted by the actions of a person. Living certain ways will usually determine what is ahead in life.

John describes that as the seventh trumpet is sounded the elders worshipped God, saying that the time has come for God to judge and reward people according to their actions.

It is common for people to live in the moment with no regard to the future. People will eat, drink and be merry without any thought of the future results of their actions.

The majority of the world does not believe that God is going to judge them. Belief is that either God is not real or that He loves and would never bring about any harm.

Throughout the entire Bible there are many warnings of God judging those who do not follow and obey Him. At the same time there are many statements that God will reward those who have chosen to believe in Him and obey Him.

In the finite minds of man, it appears as though God will never judge or reward. People have been waiting for several thousand years and nothing has changed. Yet, there is coming a day when it will occur.

Jesus was promised to come the first time and He came. He promised He would die and rise again–and He did. Jesus promised He would come again and judge the world–and He will. Believers need to live with this in mind.

You may be wondering when God will judge those who have done harm to you. And you may be wondering when God will reward you for your faithfulness.

Do not give up and stop believing now. God will judge and reward at the right time. Continue to live for God, obeying and worshipping Him on a daily, even hourly basis. Trust that God will continue to fulfill His every promise.

As you continue to be His servant, you will have trouble, but your reward is coming.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know the promises of God; that you will trust God will fulfill His every promise; that you will look forward to the return of Jesus; and that you will know God will reward your faithfulness to Him.

Titus 1:16 Do Your Actions Deny God?

They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him. They are detestable, disobedient and unfit for doing anything good. Titus 1:16

It is very easy for a person to claim that he knows someone. Two people meet and often they claim that they know each other. This is often seen when meeting someone famous.

Reality is that they really don’t know each other. Later actions will prove this to be true. The famous person will walk by the other one with zero recognition of the non-famous person.

Paul warns Timothy of some in the church teaching false doctrines. He says that they will claim to know God, but by their actions, they deny Him and become worthless for doing anything good.

Millions of people around the world claim to know God. While many do know God, many do not really know who He is. All they see is a God of love and One who will save them from hell. Living in this way, many will live purposefully in sinful and disobedient ways, refusing to change.

God is so much more than just a God of love and salvation. He is also a holy God, a just God, and a God who demands holiness. All of these things and more are wrapped up in His love, grace and mercy.

The believer who realizes who God is and really knows Him will strive to change his life to live like God wants him to live. This means that he will work to flee all sin, rather than live in sinful practices. He will work to teach God’s truth at all times, and be teachable when he is wrong. In the end, actions prove whether a person really knows God or not.

Is he living for God, by His rules, or is he living for himself and this world?

If you have chosen to believe in Jesus and follow Him, you also claim to know Him. Now take a moment to examine your life and see if you really know God or not.

All throughout the bible, God speaks on how He expects His followers to live their lives. Are your actions matching up with your words? Or are they in conflict with what you claim?

If you really know God, you will know His perfect love, grace and mercy, and then your actions will not deny Him.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know what God expects of you; that you will know God’s power to help you live for Him; and that your actions will not deny God.