Saturday, February 21, 2009

You and the Alien

Focus verses: Numbers 15:13-16

Today's verses talk about the prescribed offerings to the Lord. And these particular verses tell us that theses laws pertain not only to the Israelites, but also to the stranger living among them.

What are we to make of this? These laws pertain to everyone. The faithful and the rest of the world. God is not to be taken lightly. If one is living among the faithful, one is required to behave like one of the faithful

God is no respecter of persons. The requirements are the same for all. The community is to have the same rules for the member and the alien. But what does this mean for us today?

We are to have the same rules for the member and the alien. When we compromise the laws of God and allow others to violate them, it is as if we had violated them ourselves.

In our society, we have allowed the mores of the unfaithful to be equal to the laws of God. People call it alternate lifestyle, but God calls it abomination. People call it choice, but God calls it murder. And we have gone along with these euphemisms and made space for them in our laws and lives.

God will not be mocked. The law is the same for the Israelite and the stranger. Our country will reap the fruit of our assimilation of these infidelities. We will be held accountable for the innocent lives lost to abortion, for the lives ruined by alternate lifestyle.

God help us.

Father, God,

Forgive us our lack of fidelity. Help us to speak out when your laws are violated. And give us the boldness to work for the reinstatement of your precepts in our country.
In Jesus most precious name.

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