reflecting God’s considerate love

marmsky devotions pics September 2016 (25)

Leviticus 19:9-12

Lev 19:9 “When you reap the harvest of your land, you will not reap your field right up to its edge, neither will you gather the gleanings after your harvest.
Lev 19:10 And you will not strip your vineyard bare, neither will you gather the fallen grapes of your vineyard. You will leave them for the poor and for the temporary resident: I am Yahveh your God.
Lev 19:11 “You will not steal; you will not deal falsely; you will not lie a man against his associate.
Lev 19:12 You will not swear by my name falsely, and so profane the name of your God: I am Yahveh.

reflecting God’s considerate love

Consideration for others was built into the Mosaic law code. In order to reflect who God is, and their covenant relationship with him, the Israelites had to love one another. That love was to be manifest by acts of kindness and consideration, and by refusing to take advantage of one another for personal gain. The reason for this kindness as a people was the character of the God they were all to represent — as a community.

LORD, show us how to reflect your considerate love toward one another, and all those who need your protection and provision.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at -- !
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