by Harley Howard

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The Book of Leviticus Chapters 26-27 (14 of 14)
Harley Howard

These are the laws concerning obedience and the
promise of blessings because of obedience.

Read vs 1

There was to be no worship of any non-entities, carved
idols, nor pillars of stone to be worshiped. This is
a reminder of the first commandment of God under the
Old Testament. The reason? I am the Lord.

By saying that, God declares that He chose Israel.
Because He chose Israel from Egyptian bondage and made
a covenant with the patriarchs, they owed their
allegiance to Him. He chose them and called them to
His purpose and plan.

Read vs 2

Israel was to keep all of the feast days and the days
of Sabbaths associated with them. Remember, these
feast days were to be set aside during the year coming
together in corporate worship of the Lord.

Read vs 3

It wasn't a question of having a head full of the
knowledge of the commandments of God alone. It wasn't
enough for Israel just to KNOW them or to memorize
them, but to WALK in the statutes and KEEP the
commandments. God promised Israel if they walked in
the statutes of the Lord and kept His commandments, He
would bless them. Now let me ask you a serious
question. If God told Israel to walk after His
commandments, statutes and ordinances, do you think
they could do it? You say, "I don't think so because
they would sin". Well, it's clear that there was the
sacrificial system to atone for sin so what was the
problem? Well, we have seen it and will see it again—
it is the rebellion of the heart of man against God.

4 Then I will give you rain in due season, and the
land shall yield her increase, and the trees of the
field shall yield their fruit.

5 And your threshing shall reach unto the vintage,
and the vintage shall reach unto the sowing time: and
ye shall eat your bread to the full, and dwell in your
land safely.

God said, "First, I will bless the land t ...

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