Seize the Moment – Day 539

Personal Matters Matter!

Leviticus 15


Good morning! This is Pastor Jerry Ingalls from New Castle First Baptist Church and today is Tuesday, September 7.


Do your personal matters matter to God?


Yes! Leviticus 15 covers the most intimate issues of the human body and relationships. As I write this devotion for such a diverse group of people, allow me to generalize this chapter by simply saying, “Personal matters matter!” In other words, you should be concerned about what you think, say, and do, regardless of whether other people know.


Leviticus 15:31 summarizes why your personal matters matter to God: “Thus you shall keep the sons of Israel separated from their uncleanness, so that they will not die in their uncleanness by their defiling My tabernacle that is among them.”


To be defiled is to be unclean and no longer suited for God’s presence. In biblical history, the tabernacle was the place of God’s presence on earth and the mediation of His presence was dependent on the Levitical Law and its intricate systems of priests and sacrifices.


In this delicate system, one person could shut it all down! One person could impact the life of the community. It is important we realize how our personal decisions affect others. We are not islands unto ourselves!


Today, we are the priests of God and Jesus has made the atoning sacrifice “once for all” (Hebrews 10:10). We are made clean by Him and are now the temples of the Holy Spirit and have become the dwelling places of God in this world (1 Corinthians 6:19-20).


Peter further explains the importance of your cleansing in 2 Peter 1:4, “For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust.”


Personal matters still matter to God because you are His visible presence to the world He loves.


Seize the moment and walk in purity with God and other people.

God bless your day!

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