Today you should read: Leviticus 24
It can be easy to do what’s right when we feel like we’re winning. When everything is going right, people are treating us right, our goals are being met, people are serving our needs, God is blessing us, we feel like we’re right, and the fruit of God’s work is so evident.
It becomes difficult when real-life decisions have to be made, and real-life tensions have to be dealt with. The day-in, day-out, doing what is right is a little more difficult.
Simply put, it’s easy to do what’s right and remember God in light of victory. It becomes more difficult to remain faithful and do what’s right, when it doesn’t benefit us.
Today in our chapter, I want to look at things very broadly. What is the major theme as we open this chapter? The theme is for the Israelites to remain faithful to God and the daily tabernacle activities (V.1-9)
The interesting piece of this is, it comes pretty abruptly right after the directions for the feasts (Chapter 23) Why? I think it’s because the feasts were designed to remember, look forward to, or represent monumental (larger-more uncommon) acts of God or truths about God.
But right after these instructions about the feasts, God wanted to remind his people not to neglect their daily acts of faithfulness. Almost to say, “hey, in remembering and desiring the “great works” of God, don’t forget to be faithful in the basics.”
I think we can rightly apply this broad truth to our lives. We can remember the great “feasts” and rejoice in the “annual” celebrations. But this does not negate our daily responsibilities of followers of God. We are still to worship in our daily lives.
We do this by loving God, remaining faithful to His Word, remaining faithful to His church, remaining faithful to prayer, and constantly loving others. Day in. Day out. Not only in big ways that benefit us. But in small ways that honor God.
Here’s a question we can ask ourselves today:
In what ways have I been neglecting daily faithfulness to God?
Posted by: Sam Cirrincione