Follow God And Be Blessed

“ It takes faith and courage to obey God's Word and follow His ways.”

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Happy Wednesday Saints

Leviticus 18:1-4 “I AM THE LORD YOUR GOD. YOU MUST NOT DO AS THEY DO IN EGYPT, WHERE YOU USED TO LIVE, AND YOU MUST NOT DO AS THEY DO IN THE LAND OF CANAAN, WHERE I AM BRINGING YOU. DO NOT FOLLOW THEIR PRACTICES. YOU MUST OBEY MY LAWS AND BE CAREFUL TO FOLLOW MY DECREES. I AM THE LORD YOUR GOD.”

The Lord’s appeal to His people, Israel, started and ended with the statement, “I AM THE LORD YOUR GOD.”

And just as He delivered them out of Egyptian slavery, through Christ, He has delivered us from sin’s penalty. If you are a Christian, HE IS THE LORD YOUR GOD too.

And as THE LORD YOUR GOD, He requires you to be different. We are not supposed to fit in with the world around us. As God’s own special people, He doesn’t want us to DO AS THEY DO, and He doesn’t want us to FOLLOW THEIR PRACTICES.

Unfortunately, the people of Israel didn’t appreciate what they had with God. Psalm 106:35 says, “THEY MINGLED WITH THE NATIONS AND ADOPTED THEIR CUSTOMS.”

The Lord repeatedly sent them prophets to remind them that they were His people and to plead with them to follow His ways.

You are “THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD.” You have to dim your light to fit in comfortably with the world. It takes faith and courage to obey God’s Word and follow His ways.

If you find yourself feeling out of place in this world, don’t despair – you are not meant to fit in. Follow God and be blessed.

Have a wonderful day being different.
God bless and lots’a love,
Warren


Pastor Warren Retzlaff