Daily Devotional – Lord of the Struggle

By on September 12, 2019
Daily Devotional

Our scripture for the Daily Devotional today is taken from Leviticus 20: 4-9. Jehovah Mekoddishkem can be translated as “The Lord who sets you apart.” Sanctification is the separation of an object or person to the dedication of the Holy. 

If the members of the community close their eyes when that man sacrifices one of his children to Molek and if they fail to put him to death, I myself will set my face against him and his family and will cut them off from their people together with all who follow him in prostituting themselves to Molek.

“‘I will set my face against anyone who turns to mediums and spiritists to prostitute themselves by following them, and I will cut them off from their people.

“‘Consecrate yourselves and be holy, because I am the Lord your God. Keep my decrees and follow them. I am the Lord, who makes you holy.

“‘Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death. Because they have cursed their father or mother, their blood will be on their own head.

“It is a sign between me and you” (Exodus 31:13), and Exodus 31:17. The institution of the Sabbath was a great instance of God’s favor to the Israelites and a sign that he had distinguished them from all other people. The observance of the Sabbath was a great instance of their duty and obedience to God.

God, by sanctifying this day among them, let them know that he sanctified them, and set them apart for himself and his service otherwise he would not have revealed to them his holy Sabbaths, to be the support of religion among them. Or it may refer to the law concerning the Sabbath, Keep my Sabbaths, that you may know that I the Lord do sanctify you.

God wants to separate His people from the world. He wants us to find all that we need and are in Him. Our Lord wants to be our source and refuge, and like a mother, hen gains joy from doing this. Through our struggles, God purifies and teaches us. He is making us Holy, are you surrendering?

Let’s Pray

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you for God that you have called us to be your own. Thank you that Your workings and guidance, although challenging is making me more like You. I surrender to You asking that You make me holy for Your glory!

In Jesus’ name, Amen

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Daily Devotional – Lord of the Struggle