He made two comments.
1. that's not really reading it then, so how will you learn from it?
2. why not try listening to it as an audio version, that way at least you'll hear the whole thing which is better than skimming.
So I made a point this morning of reading my Leviticus passage. It was still tough slogging, but what I picked up was something I hadn't really considered before.
God gave the people a list of rules about how they were to handle sacrifices. All the different types of sacrifices. (that's not the new part).
The new part was this... this line was repeated through the passage I read. "Whoever ________________, that person shall be cut off from his people." The blank part is the broken rule part. So if you do something God doesn't want you to do, you should be cut off from the people. He's really clear about it. People were to take the sacrifices, the rituals, the actual offering very seriously.
I need to take the seriously.
Just as the people living in Old Testament times under the law needed to take it VERY seriously when they offered a sacrifice, and if they accepted a sacrifice, didn't matter who priest or parishioner... they need to follow the rules that God set out for them OR risk being cast out. It was as simple as that.
Now I don't have to worry that God is going to cast me out of stop loving me if I don't obey his every command. God has taken the fear of the Law out of the equation He's very clear that nothing can separate me from him as long as I hold fast to him. (cause he holds just as fast to me).
Romans 8:35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is written:
“For your sake we face death all day long;
we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
So do you.
You need to take his words seriously my readers. God loves you so deeply and so intensely. He wants you to call him your own. He does.
See what he did..... His Very Own Son DIED for you. To make you right with God. Listen to that call he has on you. Listen and come. Now today. Don't ignore him or treat him as unimportant. COME and know that you will forever more be secure.