Have any of you been reading the Bible lately? I am now on the third book and am writing a blog post about the 2nd book 'Exodus' and I'm still editing it so that will come soon. But this was just too good not to post about. I mean the more I read the more I want to share! This whole chapter in Leviticus is awesome. I copied and pasted some of the verses from Chapter 19 so we get the gist of it. I love it.
These are some good verses not to post and I wanted to share. Once you start reading and wanting to understand the Bible, God will feed you his spirit. It doesn't come to lazy people, it comes to those who want to find him, and to those who research and want to learn more. The first step is to believe. Believe, do your research, and you will naturally become a follower. God will see that you are putting in work and he will make sure his spirit gets through to you. Trust me on this one. And most importantly trust him.
Leviticus 19: 2. 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. 3. Ye shall fear every man his mother, and his father, and keep my sabbaths: I am the LORD your God. 4. Turn ye not unto idols, nor make to yourselves molten gods: I am the LORD your God. 7. And if it be eaten at all on the third day, it is abominable; it shall not be accepted. 11. Ye shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another. 12. And ye shall not swear by my name falsely, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD. 14. Thou shalt not curse the deaf, nor put a stumblingblock before the blind, but shalt fear thy God: I am the LORD. 18. Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD. 28. Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD. 29. Do not prostitute thy daughter, to cause her to be a whore; lest the land fall to whoredom, and the land become full of wickedness. 31. Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God. - Bible Offline
Summing it up..
In this chapter the lord speaks to Moses and he is telling Moses to tell the children of Isreal. He uses Moses to get through to the people. The Isrealites are the children of Isreal. Those are the people who were enslaved by the Egyptians and when God parted the sea that's when the Isrealites were saved. This is explained in Exodus.
He talks about his laws in this chapter and it adds wisdom to our lives. Parents are authority over their children. Clearly this is wisdom and when we respect our parents it shows we care. Fear them because they have control over a certain part of your life. They are the reason why you're here. Be thankful because you are a blessing from God.
Many people think of themselves as God. I have friends that think like this. But we are not the creator of this world and that is a selfish thought to have. Don't be fooled by those who think they are their own God. Be aware of following their ways.
Verse 7 is related to not eating food on the third day and it makes me wonder why my Aunt never eats her leftovers on the third day, and packages up to-go boxes for everyone who comes to dinner and gets rid of all the food that same night. Is this her reason? Interesting...
My God. God dammit. Jesus Christ. These are examples of how God's word can be used falsely. He is the Lord our God. Respect all people respect the deaf don't tease them by yelling at them or telling them something they cannot hear. Don't tease the blind respect them too. They have circumstances that they have to deal with. Don't steal or have a grudge on anyone either. Let it go. If you must talk to them then do it to clear the air, clear the disagreement, and come to a common ground. Let God handle all that, he will take care of whoever he needs to take care of. Karma if that's what you want to call it. God is in control of your life. If you've been on a Rocky path for a while maybe it's time to turn to him. Maybe it's time to find peace and solace within yourself and love your life. Whatever your circumstances are, you will love your life.
And lastly watch out for those who tell you similar uplifting things about life by using a tool or method other than God's tools or methods. Nothing is more powerful than the Lord your God. Many methods and ideologies stem from the Bible. What more powerful place can we find uplifting verses to get us through hard times. The bible has it all and the information in it is often times used to create a new teaching. When you read it you will discover that. I've seen it and I heard it. And I will not stay from the truth. Because the truth is so ingrained in me now that I cannot stray. There's no card, no man, no reading or teaching that can clarify my life as much as reading the Bible has helped clarify and bring meaning to my life.
So I started reading the Bible and my plan is to read the whole thing. Yes it will take some time but I have some good news. The first book is complete! Hooray! And I'd like to share A FEW of my FAVORITE verses from this book:
Genesis 1: 29. And God said, Behold, I have given you every HERB bearing SEED, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every TREE, in the which is the FRUIT of a tree yielding seed; to you it SHALL BE FOR MEAT. 30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every GREEN HERB FOR MEAT: and it was so.
This is the book which contains the story of Noah’s Ark. God flooded the world and saved a few good souls in Noah’s Ark. The world was flooded for 150 days but everyone on the Ark survived. Animals, people, birds, etc. God told Noah to multiply what he had and many sons and families came from Noah’s Ark, and it was his son’s that created the different nations upon our Earth and that is how our nations became divided.
**Sorcery definition = the use of magic, especially black magic. Synonyms: (black) majic, the black arts, witchcraft, wizardry, enhancement, spells, incantation, witching, witchery, thaumaturgy, tarot cards "the practice of sorcery was strictly forbidden" -Google Definition
I've been reconnecting with my Faith and as I start this new journey I want to share some verses along the way, that really hit home and relate to life itself. So excited. Enjoy.