TUESDAY, JULY 9
Scripture: Leviticus 20:22-24
The reason why these four things are so very critical is that they set God against us when we allow or enable sin. Verses 22-24 state, “You shall therefore keep all My statutes and all My judgments, and perform them, that the land where I am bringing you to dwell may not vomit you out. And you shall not walk in the statutes of the nation which I am casting out before you; for they commit all these things, and therefore I abhor them. But I have said to you, ‘You shall inherit their land, and I will give it to you to possess, a land flowing with milk and honey.’ I am the Lord your God, who has separated you from the peoples.” Every state or nation will only withstand so much sin. And then even the land begins to “…vomit out” the people defiling it. When God created the nations and gave them their inheritance, the land would only hold so much sin. When the cup of iniquity was filled and the amount of sin reached that threshold, the land would cry out for a cleansing. Devastation, damage and disaster would come and the people would repent of their rebellion or be removed. We see this happen throughout Scripture – the rebellious are removed and others would take over the land. Other things Leviticus prohibits all fill a land with iniquity so that people reach a place where they can no longer keep it. Creation is groaning for salvation. This is a serious issue and it certainly does go all the way into the New Testament. This principle of creation does not change! What brings God against religious people is when they choose not to confront what destroys a nation in an attempt to gain more people, more money, more influence or more success. The success comes at the expense of the condition of the nation and the condition of the people.