legacy of loss

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Leviticus 21:13-15

Lev 21:13 And he will take a wife in her virginity.
Lev 21:14 A widow, or a divorced woman, or a woman who has been defiled, or a prostitute, these he will not marry. But he will take as his wife a virgin of his own people,
Lev 21:15 that he may not profane his offspring among his people, because I am Yahveh who sanctifies him.”

legacy of loss

If a priest were to disobey this rule, he would be excluded from the priesthood, and his choice would bring dishonour on himself and his family. His children would carry around the disgrace of someone who had a responsibility to God, and let self get in the way of that responsibility.

Today all believers are priests to God under the new covenant. This rule does not apply to us, but the principle behind it always applies. We must make our life choices according to the Lord’s wishes for us. If we choose selfishly, we will lose out, and pass on the legacy of that loss to our children.

LORD, give us the wisdom to choose well, and pass on a legacy of your blessing to our children.

About Jefferson Vann

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