Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | May 6, 2014

“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap.”

Today’s devotion comes from Leviticus Chapter 18.  Here is a link to this Scripture – http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Leviticus+18&version=NASB

I quote the following verses.

“1 Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘I am the Lord your God.  3 You shall not do what is done in the land of Egypt where you lived, nor are you to do what is done in the land of Canaan where I am bringing you;  you shall not walk in their statutes.  4 You are to perform My judgments and keep My statutes, to live in accord with them; I am the Lord your God. 5 So you shall keep My statutes and My judgments, by which a man may live if he does them; I am the Lord.

6 ‘None of you shall approach any blood relative of his to uncover nakedness; I am the Lord.  …

24 ‘Do not defile yourselves by any of these things;  for by all these the nations which I am casting out before you have become defiled. 25 For the land has become defiled, therefore I have brought its punishment upon it, so the land has spewed out its inhabitants.  26 But as for you, you are to keep My statutes and My judgments and shall not do any of these abominations, neither the native, nor the alien who sojourns among you 27 (for the men of the land who have been before you have done all these abominations, and the land has become defiled);  28 so that the land will not spew you out, should you defile it, as it has spewed out the nation which has been before you.  29 For whoever does any of these abominations, those persons who do so shall be cut off from among their people.  30 Thus you are to keep My charge, that you do not practice any of the abominable customs which have been practiced before you, so as not to defile yourselves with them;  I am the Lord your God.’”  Leviticus Chapter 18:  Verses 1-6 and 24-30.

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We live in a day and age in which diversity is promoted more than the Divine.  We are pressured into the mantra that because some people do some things, we need to accommodate those things into our society and even into our own beliefs and into our own actions.  There is no longer right or wrong in this day and age.  Truth is relative, not absolute.  In this day and age, we act as if there is no God and no punishment.

“Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts, and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming?  For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all continues just as it was from the beginning of creation.”  2 Peter 3:3-4.

But, there is the Divine.  Truth is absolute.  God is sovereign and reigns.  Nothing escapes God’s attention and reach.  The wicked will be punished.

“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked;  for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap.  For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.”  Galatians 6:7-6.

“4 The Lord is in His holy temple;  the Lord’s throne is in heaven;
His eyes behold, His eyelids test the sons of men.
5 The Lord tests the righteous and the wicked,
And the one who loves violence His soul hates.
6 Upon the wicked He will rain snares;
Fire and brimstone and burning wind will be the portion of their cup.
7 For the Lord is righteous, He loves righteousness;
The upright will behold His face.”  Psalm 11:4-7.

“But by His word the present heavens and earth are being reserved for fire, kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.”   2 Peter 3:7.

“Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God?  Do not be deceived;  neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God.”  1 Corinthians 6:9-10.

But, less we become proud and exclaim:  “I am not one of those!”, this Scripture continues with both accountability and hope:  “Such were some of you;  but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.”  1 Corinthians 6:11.


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