Leviticus 18:1-5 "And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, I am the LORD your God. After the doings of the land of Egypt, wherein ye dwelt, shall ye not do: and after the doings of the land of Canaan, whither I bring you, shall ye not do: neither shall ye walk in their ordinances. Ye shall do my judgments, and keep mine ordinances, to walk therein: I am the LORD your God. Ye shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them: I am the LORD."

I have watched little children play before and can usually pick out the "boss" fairly quickly! There is always one child who thinks everyone else should play what they want to play. Now and then, though, I'll find a child who does not lead easily. This is the child who will eventually say, "You're not the boss of me!" One thing that is wrong with our country today is that many children do not know who is the boss of them. They are allowed to do pretty much what they please most of the time. They watch whatever they want on TV, they talk as long as they want on the phone, they go wherever they want whenever they want and choose their own friends. I remember one day I was teaching fifth-grade at a local elementary school. I had one child who had tried my patience way beyond endurance that day. I finally told him that if he didn't straighten up I was going to call his dad to come get him. I'll never forget his reply! He said, "Good, if Dad comes and gets me I'll get to go home and ride my four-wheeler!" I was speechless. This child was out of control because he didn't fear anyone or anything! He knew there would not be any retribution or punishment for his bad behavior so he could just do and say whatever he wanted. He did go home that day because I refused to put up with his behavior!

In the scripture above, God was dealing with the moral aspects of the lives of His people. And if anyone wanted to know why they had to obey these laws and ordinances He laid down, it was because HE IS THE LORD! Did you ever tell a child to do something and in answer to their, "why", you said, "because I said so"? This is what God was telling the children of Israel in these first 4 verses. He said, "You will keep my ordinances, and my statutes, and my judgments because I AM THE LORD!" He is the boss of us! We don't need to try to reason out just why it is we have to do or not do something the bible says, we have to because God said to and "HE IS LORD". Once we truly learn this, life becomes a lot easier. We don't have to struggle with right or wrong anymore. God said it's wrong and that settles it!

God Rules!

"After the doings of the land of Egypt, shall ye not do!" So, this was just for the Israelites and not for us today, right? After all, we've never even been to Egypt. But, The land of Egypt represents the world today. There are so many things of the world that God does not want Christians participating in. We have to live in the world but we don't have to partake of the world. God is trying to separate His people from the influence of Egypt. He brought them out of Egypt but they had lived there all their lives and the customs and worship of the Egyptians was all they knew. They were going to a new land, Canaan, which was, if possible, even worse than Egypt. It would be so easy for them to continue living the way they had been and even adopting new customs from the Canaanites. God is giving them rules and regulations to live by now, while they are in the wilderness between Egypt and Canaan. They were no longer in Egypt, they no longer had taskmasters over them making them work every day. They had a loving God who had brought them out of a sinful, wicked land and wanted them to have freedom and a new life free from sin and strife. This is exactly what happens to us when we are saved. We are set free from the sin that held us prisoner. We have a new BOSS. He loves us and wants us to have a good, clean, happy life! But we must never forget that



Philippians 2:9-11
Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

He is Lord!
He is Lord!
He is risen from the dead and He is Lord
Every knee shall bow, every tongue confess,






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