February 12, 2019: SOAP #3358:   Leviticus 18-19; Psalm 13; Acts 19 Scripture:  Leviticus (NIV) 19:36 Use honest scales and honest weights, an honest ephah and an honest hin. I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt. 37 “'Keep all my decrees and all my laws and follow them. I am the […]

February 12, 2019: SOAP #3358:   Leviticus 18-19; Psalm 13; Acts 19

Scripture:  Leviticus (NIV) 19:36 Use honest scales and honest weights, an honest ephah and an honest hin. I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt. 37 “'Keep all my decrees and all my laws and follow them. I am the LORD.'”:

Observation:   This chapter contains many varied commandments for the Israelites.   They range from harvesting, family relationships, sexual issues, sacrifices, etc.   And attached to fifteen of them we read, 'I am the LORD,' or 'I am the LORD your God.'

God was declaring that He had the right to put these boundaries on the Israelites.   He was Creator God!     More than that, He was their personal God!   They were not trying to identify with Him; He was identifying with them!!!    They were not claiming Him; He was claiming them!!!

Application:  It is one thing to hear a speaker claim to have met the President of the United States; it is a much greater thing when the President calls that person by name out of a crowd!

Prayer:     Heavenly Father, I am so blessed to call you my Heavenly Father.   But it is a far greater honor to hear you call me Your son!  You know me.   You know my name!  Holy Spirit, help me be a faithful and fruitful son.   Amen

Pastor Leon
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