Leviticus 24:1–25:46; Mark 10:13-31; Psalm 44:9-26; Proverbs 10:20-21
Lips that Feed Many
The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom. – Proverbs 10:21
Divine Favor = Divine Responsibility
Ye shall have one manner of law, as well for the stranger, as for one of your own country: for I am the LORD your God. – Leviticus 24:22
There is not to be one law for the Children of Israel and another rule for strangers. At first glance, it looks like this could favor the stranger in some ways. But this law is for everyone because not only can there not be a separate law for the stranger, but the stranger must abide by every law of the Children of Israel. Therefore they have the same responsibilities.
Who Then Shall Be Saved?
Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.
You must receive Jesus and trust in Jesus as a child.
And Jesus looked round about, and saith unto his disciples, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!
You must trust Jesus alone and let go of your riches (or anything that you put your trust in…friendships, status, heritage)
And they were astonished out of measure, saying among themselves, Who then can be saved? – Mark 10:15, 23, 26
Who then can be saved?
For whosoever shall call upon the Name of the Lord shall be saved? – Romans 10:13
If you indeed call upon the Name of the Lord, when He calls, you will follow in obedience and leave everything else as the disciples did to put all focus on Jesus and Jesus alone!
Every Secret of Every Heart
If we have forgotten the Name of our God, or stretched out our hands to a strange god; Shall not God search this out? for he knoweth the secrets of the heart. – Psalms 44:20-21
No use trying to hide our impurities. The Father knoweth every secret of every heart.
I want to feed many. Help me, God.
Heavenly Father, I come before You this morning to say, I love You. I love You, Your Son, Your Word, and Your Holy Ghost that You have given so freely. Please help me today to follow after You alone and forsake all You would have me to abandon that I might live by Your Word and Your perfect will. Touch my heart that it would be like Yours and that my lips would speak only life-giving words. Father, we have been born into Your Kingdom and are therefore strangers in this land. Please help us to realize the Divine favor that gives but also the Divine responsibility. Help us to live according to Your perfect commands. In Jesus’ precious and holy and wonderful Name, I pray. Amen!!!