Day 303 - Deut. 23

V. 1-6 The Lord gives careful instruction for each individual in HIS congregation. They might disobey, and go and marry someone outside the camp of Israel. But it was disobedience just the same, and God would not overlook it (Luke 11:50, 5150That the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation; 51From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, which perished between the altar and the temple: verily I say unto you, It shall be required of this generation. (Luke 11:50‑51)).
V. 7 God remembers and also He forgets. Here He remembers that at one time the Israelites had a home in Egypt. But He tells us believers that He will remember our sins no more Heb. 10:1717And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more. (Hebrews 10:17). Our business is to obey God. If we are obedient then we understand. If we do a thing because we think it is right, then we take the credit. But when we act because God's Word says so, then we bring glory to God. They had God in the midst of their camp, so it had to be kept clean. We believers are to act as if we realize that the Lord is with us. Do we?