Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Two Nuggets From Leviticus 19

Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, Ye shall be holy: for I the LORD your God am holy. (vs. 2)

Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honour the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour. (vs. 15)
The first verse reminds us of what we also read in Leviticus 11:44 and 1 Peter 1:15-16: We who are Christians are to be holy, because God Himself is holy, and we are His children.

The second verse reminds us of a principle we must see in our society today: Righteous judgment. Neither the poor nor the rich is to receive preference (or discrimination) in judgment.

Even in what many people consider an obscure Bible book, there is much to be learned!

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