Day 175 - Leviticus, 20

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When Israel came into the land, they were taking over a country which was full of wickedness of the worst kind. Notice that religious evil heads the list. We believers are in a world equally wicked and containing the same evils.
V. 6 & 27 People today are dabbling with familiar spirits, and don't seem to realize they are playing with fire. Spiritism is rapidly spreading. In Isa. 47:10-1510For thou hast trusted in thy wickedness: thou hast said, None seeth me. Thy wisdom and thy knowledge, it hath perverted thee; and thou hast said in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me. 11Therefore shall evil come upon thee; thou shalt not know from whence it riseth: and mischief shall fall upon thee; thou shalt not be able to put it off: and desolation shall come upon thee suddenly, which thou shalt not know. 12Stand now with thine enchantments, and with the multitude of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast labored from thy youth; if so be thou shalt be able to profit, if so be thou mayest prevail. 13Thou art wearied in the multitude of thy counsels. Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save thee from these things that shall come upon thee. 14Behold, they shall be as stubble; the fire shall burn them; they shall not deliver themselves from the power of the flame: there shall not be a coal to warm at, nor fire to sit before it. 15Thus shall they be unto thee with whom thou hast labored, even thy merchants, from thy youth: they shall wander every one to his quarter; none shall save thee. (Isaiah 47:10‑15) we read that Israel had paid no attention to these warnings and was being punished for it. Some Christians do not seem to understand that Satan leads believers away from God just as he leads unbelievers. And they are not aware that he can lead us far away. But notice how far Satan could lead these people. A warning for us!
V. 9 Dishonoring parents required the death penalty! People today make a joke of this (Prov. 14:99Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favor. (Proverbs 14:9)).
V. 23 The world around us has a big influence on us. We are to keep away from it as far as we can. Our life should be a witness for Christ against it.
V. 24 God had separated them from the world to Himself. This verse gives us the reason why we should have all the pure things we have been reading about in the previous chapters. Let's realize God wants only blessing for us, and has given full instruction in His Word.
V. 25 We need to know what is clean and what is unclean. The chapter opens and closes with things which required stoning to death.