Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Tuesday, April 14th: Leviticus 21-22, Revelation 1 ~ Nathan
In Leviticus 21 it mentions in verses 7, 13-15 about how important it is that the priests marry virgins, to keep pure. The importance of keeping sexually pure is one thing our society laughs at today. This is one thing that Christians need to stress the importance of to our youth, even though the world around us doesn't take thin seriously.
At the end of both chapters, after God gives the Israelites rules to follow, He reminds them that He is God and that they (and us) should obey, follow and respect Him. He has made these things special and has made us special. He brought the Israelites out of Egypt in order to be their God.
In Revelation 1, John starts out by saying that this revelation is from Jesus Christ, and God gave him this revelation to show us what must happen soon (v1), and then goes on to say there's not much time left (v3). Maybe we need to have more urgency in accomplishing what God wants us to do?
This is a good reminder for me. As I near being 40 yrs old, in my mind I'm still 25 and think I can physically do anything at the same speed and recovery time as I used to. But when I'm honest with myself, I know that those days are in the past. They seemed to fly by so fast and without warning. I don't want that to happen to me spiritually.