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Our Identity as Christians by Pastor W.F Kumuyi

DAILY MANNA DEVOTIONAL

THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 2021

OUR IDENTITY AS CHRISTIANS

TEXT: Leviticus 15:19-33

KEY VERSE:
“This is the law of him that hath an issue, and of him whose seed goeth from him, and is defiled therewith; And of her that is sick of her flowers, and of him that hath an issue, of the man, and of the woman, and of him that lieth with her that is unclean.” – (Leviticus 15:32,33)

God has not called us to uncleanliness but unto holiness. Without any atom of doubt, there is a very close link between holiness and cleanliness. God abhors uncleanliness as much as he does all forms of sin. It is often said that cleanliness is next to godliness.

Our text focuses on God’s concern over the physical health and well-being of His people. While the people of ancient times did not know much about hygiene, sanitation nor the prevention of infectious diseases, God’s laws encouraged them to treat their lives the same way they regarded their holy God.

The Lord wants us to be clean not only outwardly, but also to be mindful of our internal cleanliness. Washing our body is the physical response that make for outward cleanliness. But spiritual cleansing is our response to the divine call to worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.

All the commandments that God gave concerning the unclean was for Israel’s separation from the nations around them. These nations were idolatrous and did not obey the laws of God. Thus, they were separated from Israel as God’s people and nation.

Today, obedience to God’s laws and commandments separates us from the unbelievers who consider His commandments too hard, strict or impossible. We cannot flout God’s commandments and still claim to be His children. Obedience to them is for our spiritual and physical benefits.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Compliance with God’s laws identifies us as true disciples of Christ.

THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
Joshua 11-14

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