I have been reading the book of Leviticus and it is not my favorite old testament book. It is filled with rules and regulations set by God in order for his people to live a life set apart from other nations. The other nations worship many [false] gods and idols. The nation they were delivered from also worship idols and, so they were accustomed to idol worship. Countless of times God said why they must live this way: “For I am the Lord your God.” He wanted them to remember that. He was the one that redeemed them from slavery and bondage. No idol could do that. In fact, if you read Isaiah 46, the Prophet wrote that the very people he redeemed were now worshipping idols they have made and he asked them “Can your idols save you?” They have eyes to see but do not see. They have ears to hear, but do not hear and they have mouths to speak, but are mute. They are just molden images made to look like man or beast and his people bow down to them!
God has also given his people festivals and I wonder what it was like in those times! 24/7 their whole lives were surrounded by sacred living, but that is not to say it was easy. The people of other nations probably had lured them and tempted them to live a life outside of God wants for them. This is true for us Christians as well. The Apostle Peter quoted Leviticus 19:7 “Be Holy for I am holy.” We are His children and we are also set apart for his purposes too. He gives his Word to live by, a manual you might say. When Jesus was on earth, he not only demonstrated to his disciples how they ought to live, but to us too! And after his death and resurrection, Peter, Paul, James, and Jude were moved by the Holy Spirit to write their epistles. Most all of them quoted scriptures from the Old Testament and also wrote on some things that Jesus taught.
Romans 12:1,2 are good verses to follow: 1)I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2)2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” You renew your mind by reading and studying the Word. You present your body by how you live your life. Are you going to live contrary to what God’s Word says, or are you going to be doers of the Word?
Kathy Trocolli’s Video
I know I am without a special someone in my life, but this is my love for Jesus. I hope you enjoy the video.
Lately, I have been studying or reading about God’s love for his people. John Wrote that “God is Love.” Everything God says and does is in love. His love is so perfect and unconditional. You can never do anything for God not to love you. John 3:16 states that “God so loved the World..” This means he loves everyone! He loves the sinner and he demonstrates that love by doing what the next portion of the verse: “That he gave his one and only Son.” What does it mean when it says “He gave his one and only son”? His Son is Jesus. Jesus was and is known as the Son of man (because he was born of a woman) and the Son of God (He was born of God’s Spirit (read Luke to know about that)) Jesus was also the first fruit of God’s children. I remember reading in Exodus that God said through Moses that ” what opens the womb is his” this means, the first child that is ever born of man belongs to him. Jesus was the first baby that came out of Mary. So God gave his Son to us. He sent his son to die for us on the cross. Here is why: So that if we believe in his Son, we may have everlasting life!
Paul wrote this to the Romans: “For when we were without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.”(Romans 5:6) This is how he shows his love for us!
God’s love is extravagant! “Behold what manner of love the father has bestowed on us that we should be called the children of God! Therefore the world does not know us because it did not know him.”
My dear friends, fellow bloggers and readers, God’s love is unconditional and it is so great! His love is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit(Romans 5:5). To know this love you have to know God and be known by God. Jesus says that anyone comes to him he will not cast away or dismiss . You can know God by having a relationship with Jesus Christ. Jesus is the express image of God and the brightness of His Glory.” (Hebrews 1:3).
The Bible has a lot more on the subject of God’s Love, but I hope I get you thirsty or hungry enough to search out what the Bible has to say on it. The best way to know this love is to accept his Son in your heart.
The video only shows colorful designs with the singer voice at worship in the back ground, but here are the verses:
“Jesus I need to know true love, deeper than the love found on earth. Take me into the kings chamber. Cause my love to mature
My heart my flesh yearn for you Lord. To love you is all I can do You have become my sole passion, cause my love to be true.”
I have always wanted to know what True love is. I wondered if romantic love can be found in the Bible. Now I know