Leviticus 26-27, 1 Thessalonians 1
“I am the LORD.” -ellie
12And I will walk among you and will be your God, and you shall be my people. 45But I will for their sake remember the covenant with their forefathers, whom I brought out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the nations, that I might be their God: I am the Lord.”
God is always faithful!
Guys catch it in Leviticus 26:41-42.. God told Moses “if you humble your hearts, I will remember my covenant with Jacob”
It’s hard to read Leviticus… and I kept thinking “gosh I would constantly fail” but then when I read that verse if you humble your hears I will remember my covent… that’s the key!!! God knows we will mess up!! Hello the fall! But we just gotta keep coming back and asking for forgiveness.
OT they had to do it by offering up sacrifices and the NT Jesus was the sacrifice so we can go straight to him.
After reading things like Leviticus 26:14-46 I struggle to see God as the loving and forgiving and patient God that I know and believe him to be. I’m so glad Jesus endured the cross so we don’t have to face this punishment, but it still feels discouraging to read these words. I loved the first part of Leviticus 26 though! Anyone else feeling this way?
Yes. It was difficult for me to read as well. Praising God for the New Covenant in Christ Jesus.
I felt exactly the same. I grew up always hearing about how God was a merciful God (and he is), but it is hard for me to read that. What brings me some comfort is that God would have only so severely punished his people if they turned away from him and quit trusting in him. If they turned back to their false idols and stopped recognizing the one true God, only then would his wrath rain down.
But did you guys catch it in Leviticus 26;41-42.. God told Moses “if you humble your hearts, I will remember my covenant with Jacob”
So glad God died on the cross for our sins so we may have eternal life with him. Nothing is too hard for our God.
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