Please read Leviticus 23, Leviticus 24, and Leviticus 25:1-23. Let’s visit for a minute – what do you see in the Bible today?
I took a break from the Message this morning. In my old faithful New King James, I counted 31 times that God says, “I am the Lord” in the laws. 31 times that the Lord gave a new law or piece of direction, and then followed the new law with the statement: “I am the Lord”.
“you shall fear your God; for I am the Lord your God” (25:17 NKJV)
Why is this significant? In the absence of understanding (because maybe the people, either then or today, may not have fully understood all the laws or reasons), we have to trust that GOD IS GOD and His intentions toward us are always good. Do you understand His commandments? Great! Follow them! You don’t understand His commandments? Great! Follow them anyway because He is your God! Never fall into the trap of exchanging God’s wisdom for your own.