May 18, 2022 Verse Of The Day

Leviticus 22:32 It Is God Who Makes You Holy

Do not profane my holy name, for I must be acknowledged as holy by the Israelites. I am the Lord, who made you holy Leviticus 22:32

Being able to accomplish something on their own is what most people like to strive for. Praise is often given for those who are self-made millionaires. It displays hard work and dedication to succeed when it appears that they did it on their own.

No one can really succeed completely on his own. Everyone needs at least some help from others to make it big. Some will recognize this, but many do not.

God reminds the people to not profane His holy name, because He must be acknowledged as holy and is the One who made them holy.

Throughout the church there are many people who take great pride in following the rules and commands of God in their life. They feel as if they are holy because of all the things that they do in obeying God.

While obeying God is great, it is not what makes one holy before God. From the moment a person sins one time as a child, he is no longer holy and can never be holy in his own abilities or power. There is a death sentence upon his head for the rest of eternity, unless removed by God.

The Israelites, under the law, had to offer certain sacrifices in order to be made holy. When the sacrifice was offered, God made them holy, not the work that they did.

Jesus, dying upon the cross and raising from the dead, became the sacrifice for all mankind. It is by His sacrificial blood that any person is made holy. All a person must do is believe in Jesus, repent of his sins and God will make him holy, not his own personal sacrifices.

Nothing you can personally do will ever make you holy before God. Sin has infected your life and will keep you from ever being holy on your own.

The good news is that Jesus can make you holy. Turn away from sin, so that you do not profane God’s holy name, believe in Jesus and allow Him to make you holy by removing all of your sin.

Once your sins are removed, live in the holiness God has given you. Begin to obey His commands and flee from all sin. Be holy as He is holy.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know the forgiveness of sins Jesus offers; that you will allow Jesus to make you holy; that you will live a holy life as God has called you to live; and that you will trust God for your holiness.

Leviticus 7:21 Don’t Touch Anything Unclean

Anyone who touches something unclean–whether human uncleanness or an unclean animal or any unclean creature taht moves along the ground–and then eats any of the meat of the fellowship offering belonging to the Lord must be cut off from their people. Leviticus 7:21

Most people believe in being clean when they eat something. They do not want to bring any germs onto their food to go into their body.

In order to prevent these germs, most will wash their hands prior to eating anything. This does a good job at removing physical dirt that is on the outside of their body.

God told the people that if anyone touches anything unclean and then eats of the fellowship offering, that person must be cut off from the people.

Physical sacrifices are no longer required by God to have fellowship with Him and each other. However, there are sacrifices of praise and worship in fellowship with God and others that are to be done on a regular basis.

Just as the Israelites were to touch no unclean thing, believers are also to not touch anything unclean. This uncleanness now extends to more than just unclean animals, but also to anything that is sin, both physical and non-physical.

During the week many believers allow sin into their lives and do not repent of those sins. Then they get together with other believers on the weekends to worship God and fellowship with each other, with no repentance of sin. As they get together, they are dirty with sin in their lives.

Prior to getting together to worship God, every believer should take time to repent of any and all sins in his life. God is faithful and will forgive the person and make him clean before the Lord, allowing the fellowship to occur in holiness and righteousness.

You will have times that you will step into sin, making your life dirty on the inside. Do not allow that dirt to remain there, keeping you away from God and others, but repent of those sins and allow God to forgive you and clean you up.

Open the doors of fellowship with God and other believers by fleeing sin and repenting of any and all sins in your life. God wants to meet with you and talk with you, so do not touch anything unclean physically or spiritually.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will flee all sin your life; that you will repent of any sins before God; and that you will know true fellowship with God and others in holiness and righteousness.

Leviticus 5:17 Being Held Responsible

If anyone sins and does what is forbidden in any of the Lord’s commands, even though they do not know it, they are guilty and will be held responsible. Leviticus 5:17

When something good is going on, people like to be responsible for it. They like to take credit for doing good, whether it is something small or great.

On the flipside, when something negative is occurring, most people do not like to take any responsibility for it. Very few people want to admit that they did something wrong and will do everything they can to blame it on someone else or some other circumstance.

God told the people that if anyone sins against God, even if the sin was not known by the person, he will be guilty and held responsible.

Prior to being a believer, a person does not know what is or is not a sin. He is just living life in the only way he knows how to live.

Once becoming a believer, he begins to understand what sin is and does his best to avoid it. However, even as a believer, one does not always know what is a sin and what is not. As one grows and matures in the Lord, he learns more and more of what God expects of him, what is sin and what is not.

Regardless of whether one knows whether something is a sin or not, he will still be held responsible by God for his actions. Once he understands that something was a sin, he must be willing own it, instead of blaming others, and to repent of it and seek God’s forgiveness.

God is ready and willing to forgive anyone of any sins. The only way He can forgive is when the person chooses to own up to the sin and repent of it.

No matter how long you have been a believer, there will be times you will sin against God. Do not allow yourself to blame others or circumstances for your sins. No one or nothing can make you sin. It was you who chose to do the sin, not someone else.

The moment you realized that you had chosen to step into sin, change your heart and repent of it before God. He is ready to forgive you of your sins the moment you repent.

Ask God to reveal to you any hidden sins in your life and repent of them.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will allow God to show you any sin in your life; that you will repent from your heart of any sin against God; and that God will strengthen you to be responsible for your choices.

Leviticus 4:2 Non-Premeditated Sins

Say to the Israelites: When anyone sins unintentionally and does what is forbidden in any of the Lord’s commands–Exodus 4:2

Laws of the land have rules concerning whether violent crimes are done with premeditation or not. This is often considered in cases of physical harm or death of a person. The punishment is much greater for any crime that is premeditated, that is pre-planned prior to doing it.

Some things are done in the heat of the moment, out of anger and rage or out of reaction to some other action. Punishment in these cases are not as harsh.

God begins to give Moses a set of commands as to what a person has to do when he sins unintentionally.

Everyone will sin at some point in their life and will continue to do sins. Once a person becomes a believer this does not stop, but does begin to make a person aware of what sin is and what he should do or not do. At this point he begins to be more accountable for his own actions.

Very often people will sin out of habit or just in the heat of the moment without much thought put into it making it unintentional. As soon as he realizes that he sinned, he can go before God in repentance and receive forgiveness.

There are times, however, that a person sits and thinks about doing some sin, knowing that it is sin and wrong to do. Or he does the sin with the mindset that God will forgive him afterwards. When this is done, his sin is premeditated and intentional.

Under the Old Testament law, there is no sacrifice available for forgiveness of intentional sins. Believers need to strive to not tempt God in this way. The heart needs to be changed and true sorrow for the sin to be forgiven. Jesus is ready to forgive all sins, if the heart is repentant.

God has forgiven you of all sins when you repented. Seek to live in such a way as to not sit and premeditate on doing a sin. Strive to live in holiness as God has called you to live.

Sin should never be a normal and acceptable part of your life, but one done in the heat of the moment, if it must be done. Put God and His commands above your desire for a temporary sin against Him.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will seek to obey all of God’s commands; that you will repent of any sins you have done against God; and that you will know God’s power to overcome all sin in your life.