Sunday, October 4, 2020

BE HOLY

Today’s Reading: Leviticus 11-12

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This Desert Horned Viper can be found in Africa, the Sinai Peninsula, Israel and Arabia. Satan, Lucifer, once one of the most beautiful angels in Heaven, the enemy of all that is holy, is called “That Old Serpent” in the book of Revelation (Revelation 12:9 and 20:2).

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Key Verse: Leviticus 11:44a

For I am the Lord your God. You shall therefore consecrate yourselves, and you shall be holy; for I am holy.

 

God is holy! The four living creatures in Revelation 4:8 worship God by saying, “Holy, holy, holy.” God’s Word to us is, “be holy.” Self righteousness is as “filthy rags” (Isaiah 64:6); therefore, in God’s eyes, being holy is not attained by keeping the food regulations found in these chapters. These requirements may be good for your health, but keeping them does not make one holy. Romans chapter 4 is an important New Testament reading in order to understand the holiness God provides for us. Please do as I have done this morning and read 1 Peter 1:13-16. You’ll discover that God’s Word makes it clear that we are to live holy lives. We are holy before God and are to consistently conduct ourselves in a godly way.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

I realize, Lord God, that, like Abraham, I am righteous before You by faith, and like Abraham I am to demonstrate righteousness by obedience. Grant me grace to conduct myself in a righteous way, doing what is right before You and before people. In Jesus’ Name. Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

At a gathering of Pork Producers of Ontario, I was asked to say the blessing over a feast which featured, what else, roasted pork. I thought about my late Father-in-law, Godfrey Rutledge, who prayed over one meal at our dinner table, “Lord, if You can bless under grace what You cursed under Law, bless this food.” Needless to say, he did not partake, but the rest of us enjoyed our meal, pork included. I thought of my own Dad, who spent over 20 years in Egypt. He said that the pigs ate the garbage and so he would not eat pork there, but here he enjoyed it greatly. As I prayed about my blessing for the Pork Producers, I saw in my mind’s eye the vision of Peter with the unclean animals in the sheet let down from Heaven. There, in my imagination, I saw a pig front and centre on the sheet. I blessed the meal with a clear conscience. I’ve just read again Acts 10:9-16.

Yours for holy living,

David

8 thoughts on “Sunday, October 4, 2020

  1. Amen David and thanks for the clarification on eating some types of meat.
    I am a farm girl, so raised eating the meat from the animals we raised but also a family of hunters, so also enjoyed what was brought home. No one was allowed to kill an animal just for the kill. It had to be something we could eat and sometimes I questioned if it was alright in God’s eyes. These were a blessing to our family, but also often a real blessing to neighbours that did not have access to the same ‘grocery’ store that we shopped. They were always grateful.

  2. A responsible attitude,HJR.It sounds like they knew Acts 10:9-16 also.This blog is also a great source of nourishment and still enjoyed as being fresh no matter how many times it is ‘reheated’…I thought I understood Romans 4 until today but I think His Spirit made me ‘fully understand’ it today.may all who read understand and be blessed.

  3. Thank You, Father, for Your goodness and grace. We certainly need both, as well as Truth, discernment, wisdom, and compassion. Not to mention diligence, courage, and humility. Lord, we need nothing less than You!
    Thank You for Your committed people, Your church, Your workers. Bless them today, Lord, and thank You for David’s prayer: “Grant me grace to conduct myself in a righteous way, doing what is right before You and before people.” In Jesus’s great name, amen

    • I was glad for the clarification as well HJR. We we also farmers and my dad hunted for rabbits. Mom made a wonderful rabbit stew. This was back in N. Ireland when I was young. It wasn’t long after the 2nd world war so it added to our groceries which were still on rations.
      Blessings to all bloggers.Eleanor M.

  4. Thank you all for your posts and thank you Eleanor M. for your kind words. Pray that the doctors are able to diagnose your friend’s problem with her legs.

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