DCLM Sincere Milk 8 DECEMBER 2021 — Avoid Bad Company
TOPIC: AVOID BAD COMPANY
TEXT: LEVITICUS 18:1-5`
1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, I am the LORD your God.
3 After the doings of the land of Egypt, wherein ye dwelt, shall ye not do: and after the doings of the land of Canaan, whither I bring you, shall ye not do: neither shall ye walk in their ordinances.
4 Ye shall do my judgments, and keep mine ordinances, to walk therein: I am the LORD your God.
5 Ye shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them: I am the LORD.
Key Verse: “After the doings of the land of Egypt, wherein ye dwelt, shall ye not do: and after the doings of the land of Canaan, whither I bring you, shall ye not do: neither shall ye walk in their ordinances” (Leviticus 18:3).
Every nation in the world have their culture, tradition and way of life. New babies born into these nations are usually brought up to follow their ways. The people’s culture affects their manner of life, such as greetings, the kind of food they eat, their table etiquette, the way they dress, relationship between the young ones and the adults, their way of worship, educational system, and many other things.
The people’s concept of God to a large extent, determines their way of life.Idol worshipping nations pattern their way of life according to the dictates of the laws of the idols they worship because they do not know the true and living God.
When God brought out the children of Israel from Egypt, as they journeyed to the Promised Land, He began to teach them His ways and gave them laws that would pattern their way of life through their leader Moses.
As you give your life to Christ, God calls you to a new way of life in Christ Jesus, this is different from the way other children in your school, street or community live. You cannot follow their ways. You cannot be like them. If you are a true child of God, you must follow the way of holiness.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, teach me Your ways, and give me the power to follow You all the way.
Further Reading: Romans 13:11-14