Pastor Tony Pierce
MAY 15, 2023 ~ THEMATIC JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE
MAY 15 READING…1 SAMUEL 3-6 & PSALM 97
The Lord does not allow those who are profane to touch His holiness. God always makes a distinction between the holy and the unholy. Mankind has always attempted to live in both worlds…trying to get the best of both. Several times in the Old Testament God called His people to make a choice to be a holy people. Moses asked, “Who is on the Lord’s side?” Joshua said, “Choose this day who you will serve, God or the false gods.” Elijah said, “If God be God, then serve Him.” In the New Testament, Jesus said, “No one can serve two masters.” Eli had become profane, and his sons were unholy before God. God no longer spoke to Eli, and now began to speak to Samuel. Eli’s sons were killed in a battle with Philistines in which they lost the Ark of the Covenant. The news that this happen caused Eli to fall over in his chair and break his neck, and die. The Philistines took the Ark, but because they were not God’s people the Ark caused them nothing but problems. The psalmist says that all that serve carved images are shameful. We are called to love God, and hate evil. We are instructed to remain holy, for as we walk in the Lord’s holiness, we are made ready for His great purpose and use.
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TOMORROW’S READING…1 SAMUEL 7-9 & PSALM 124