Scripture: Leviticus 19-21. Click here to view full scripture.
Observation: What was going on in the Bible at this time?
God told Moses to tell the Israelites to be holy, for God was holy. As God’s people, the Israelites were to reflect His loving nature and characteristics in both their attitudes and actions. Leviticus Chapter 20 is a list of commands against sexual sins. God had specific instructions and guidelines for the priests, who were to be examples to God’s people. God wanted the priests to serve Him and the people.
Application: How can we apply this to our lives?
God instructed the Israelites to provide for people in need. God wants us to be generous and help those in need, as well. One of the laws that God gave to His people was to respect the elderly. Showing respect and honoring our elders is a gesture that God smiles upon. God has given us the Bible so that we may obtain all the information that we need rather than going to others – such as mediums and spiritists – for guidance. God wants us to stay pure and respect our bodies. God forbids us from doing certain things in order to protect us from self-destructing ourselves. He knows what is best for us, and He will guide us in the right directions of life.
Prayer: What can we pray for in regards to these passages?
Heavenly Father, Thank you for this beautiful day. Thank You for sending Your son Jesus to die for us. Please help us to follow You, Father, and to always obey Your Word, even in the roughest of times when the world is trying to pressure us into conforming to its way(s) of life. Help us to stay close to You. Help us to have giving and generous hearts, helping those around us in desperate need. Help us to reflect Your nature and characteristics in our attitudes and actions in everyday life. Help us to always respect the people around us, honoring our elders. Please protect us, our friends, families and pets, and be with those who need You most. We thank You for Your protection and guidance in this life. We love You and thank You for everything. – in Jesus’ name we pray, amen.