Wednesday, May 6, 2009


Today, I started in Leviticus eleven, so I want to write a few things about this chapter.  At first, it might seem a little mundane, but as you start looking at it you see several things that jump out at you.  The whole chapter is found in the book that gives the laws in detail for the Jews to follow.  The Key verses are verse 45 and 47.  Verse 45 reads: "For I am the LORD that bringeth you up out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: ye shall therefore be holy, for I am holy."   God gives a call to holiness to the people of God... He still does today!  Now, holiness must have a reference.  Who decides what is holy and what is not holy?  Well, God does!  Verse 47 tells us: "To make a difference between the unclean and the clean, and between the beast that may be eaten and the best that may not be eaten."  God decides what is clean and what is unclean, and .... He tells us which is which.  Yes in this chapter, 31 times the word "unclean" is found and 11 times the word "abomination" is found.  Both of these (42 in all) describe what God says not to eat, and not to do.  So personal holiness is found in obeying God's Word as to what is clean and staying away from what God's Word tells us in unclean. 
For what purpose?  To make a difference between the clean and the unclean.  God wants our lives to make a difference.  Today, the difference should shine forth to a lost world.  We need the difference to take note of the message of Salvation.   People will see our good works and be ready to listen to the message of Jesus Christ.  It's all for Him.... it's all because of Him,.... it's all by Him.  
Hope you have a blessed day!   Pastor Mike Mutchler
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