Pastor Tony Pierce
FEBRUARY 23, 2023 ~ THEMATIC JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE
FEBRUARY 23 READING…LEVITICUS 11 & 2 CORINTHIANS 11 & PSALM 56
Today’s theme is that the Lord cares for us body, mind, and soul. The Lord has given instructions to His people in order that we could be healthy in every aspect of our beings. In Leviticus the Lord gives instructions to His people on what is and is not allowable to eat. These dietary restrictions, though not binding on the church, are nevertheless good for us. In the Old Testament these were divided into the clean and unclean animals. God’s people were only to eat clean animals. In Psalms we see the concern of the Lord for the peace of mind for His people…especially when they are being assailed by the enemies of God. Stability and peace of mind come from God, and is available regardless of the situation we find ourselves in. Mental health comes from trusting in the Lord…His presence literally brings people peace in stressful times.
In 2 Corinthians 11 Paul shares that God is the only one that can bring us spiritual health. This comes as we faithfully follow God…that is, we live according to biblical faith. It also entails feeding our soul with the truth. We are to stay away from the false prophets, who would feed us poison, and feast on the pure milk of the Word of God. Following the Lord this way will certainly bring opposition and even suffering, but it makes us spiritually healthy to face all things in the truth of the Lord.
Please share your thoughts.
TOMORROW’S READING…LEVITICUS 12-13 & 2 CORINTHIANS 12