Scripture Nugget 2.11.2016

“You shall make for yourselves no idols and erect no carved images or pillars, and you shall not place figured stones in your land, to worship at them; for I am the LORD your God. You shall keep my sabbaths and reverence my sanctuary: I am the LORD. If you follow my statutes and keep my commandments and observe them faithfully, I will give you rains in their season, and the land shall yield its produce, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit. Your threshing shall overtake the vintage, and the vintage shall overtake the sowing; you shall eat your bread to the full, and live securely in your land. … But if you will not obey me, and do not observe all these commandments, if you spurn my statutes, and abhor my ordinances, so that you will not observe all my commandments, and you break my covenant, I in turn will do this to you: I will bring terror on you; consumption and fever that waste the eyes and cause life to pine away. You shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it. I will set my face against you, and you shall be struck down by your enemies; your foes shall rule over you, and you shall flee though no one pursues you. … Leviticus 26:1-5, 14-17


Life Application Topic – Obedience Obedience is our responsibility in God’s relationship with us. It involves listening to God’s word, doing God’s will, and returning to God’s way when we fail or turn away. Often, however, even in listening and returning to God, we need God’s gracious help to empower and equip us. The list of blessings and curses contained in Leviticus may seem to be devices for controlling our behavior. Actually, they are signs that the life of obedience is a personal relationship with God in an ongoing struggle of ups and downs as we learn to be holy as the Lord is holy. Wesley Study Bible, pg 156