reflecting God’s impartial love

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Leviticus 19:13-16

Lev 19:13 “You will not exploit your neighbour or rob him. The wages of a hired worker will not remain with you all night until the morning.
Lev 19:14 You will not curse the deaf or put a stumbling block before the blind, but you will fear your God: I am Yahveh.
Lev 19:15 “You will do no injustice in court. You will not be partial to the poor or defer to the great, but you will judge your associate ethically.
Lev 19:16 You will not go around as a slanderer among your people, and you will not stand up against the blood of your neighbour: I am Yahveh.

reflecting God’s impartial love

The LORD’s commitment was to his entire creation, so even though he had chosen his covenant community to reflect his nature, they were not his favourites. He would not withhold his blessings of rain and sun and families and happiness from other nations. He was just not that kind of a God. The Israelites were to reflect that impartiality in their dealings with one another.

LORD, forgive us for choosing to love some more, and others less. Show us how to reflect your impartial love toward those around us, and so lead them to you.

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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