Week 8  Day 5

The commands in this passage may seem 
      to have no order
      and no natural progression

 
God's instructions move from
      the care of our bodies
      to worship
      planting and harvesting
      wages
      dealing with the neighbors
      planting trees
      haircuts
      honest measurements


Everything is part of the wholeness of life
                                 the sacredness of life.

 

                                             LOVE YOUR NEIGHBORS
                                  
Laws of compassion and concern.
                                                     Leviticus 19

    9"When you reap the harvest, you shall not wholly reap
the
corners of your field, nor gather the gleanings.  10You
shall not
glean your vineyard, nor shall you gather every
grape; you shall
leave them for the poor and the stranger:  
I am the Lord your God.

    11"You shall not steal, nor deal falsely, nor lie to one
another.
12You shall not swear by My name falsely, nor
profane the name
of your God.  13You shall not cheat your
neighbor, nor rob him. 
The wages of him who is hired shall
not remain with you all night
until morning.  14You shall not
curse the deaf, nor put a stumbling
block before the blind,
but shall fear your God.

    l5"You shall do no injustice in judgment.  You shall not
be partial
to the poor, nor honor the person of the mighty.  
In righteousness
you shall judge your neighbor.  16You shall
not go about as a
talebearer among your people; nor shall you
take a stand against
the life of your neighbor.  17You shall
not hate your brother in your
heart. You shall surely rebuke
your neighbor, and not bear sin
because of him.  18You shall
not take vengeance, nor bear any
grudge against your people,
but you shall love your neighbor as
yourself:  I am the Lord.
    23"When you come into the land, and have planted trees
for
food, three years it shall not be eaten.  24 In the fourth
year all its
fruit shall be holy, a praise to the Lord.  25 In
the fifth year you
may eat its fruit.
    26"You shall not eat anything with the blood, nor shall
you
practice divination or soothsaying.  27You shall not shave
around 
the sides of your head, nor shall you disfigure the
edges of your
beard.  28You shall not make any cuttings in
your flesh for the
dead, nor tattoo any marks on you:  I am
the Lord.  29Do not
prostitute your daughter lest the land
become full of wickedness.

    30"You shall keep My Sabbaths and reverence my sanctuary.
    3l"Give no regard to mediums and familiar spirits; do not seek
after them, to be defiled by them.  32'You shall rise before the
gray headed and honor the presence of an old man.
    33"If a stranger dwells with you in your land, you shall not
mistreat him.  34The stranger who dwells among you shall be to
you as one born among you, and you shall love him as yourself;
for you were strangers in Egypt:  I am the Lord your God.
    35"You shall do no injustice in judgment, in measurement
of length, weight, or volume.  36You shall have honest scales,
honest weights:  I am the Lord who brought you out of Egypt."
                          This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV

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