Day 173 - Leviticus, 18

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V. 1-5 The land from which they had come (Egypt) and the land to which they were going (Canaan) both had very bad and immoral customs. The contrast was to do what God told them to do, because He was the Lord and therefore perfect. Verse 5 was the glorious motive and result, if they obeyed. We too!
V. 6 This verse is the key to understanding the chapter... we must not mix the intimacies of marriage with family relationships. Satan has driven people into doing these things. In 1 Cor. 5:11It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father's wife. (1 Corinthians 5:1) and 3 we see that believers are capable of doing these same evils.
Day 174 Leviticus, 19
This chapter continues on with pure customs, but goes a little further. Yesterday's chapter told of some things which should not be done.
V. 5-8 This means that a believer today cannot go along day after day without coming back to the cross of Christ. And we can also use this same thought in connection with reading the Scriptures.
V. 9-10 Love for one's neighbor is what a believer has in his heart.
V. 11-37 A believer can learn many lessons for his own life by reading these verses slowly. But remember that these actual instructions were for people under the law. We apply them to our spiritual life in Christ.