Deuteronomy 27:22 (JDV)
Deuteronomy 27:22 ‘The one who sleeps with his sister, whether his father’s daughter or his mother’s daughter is afflicted with a curse.’ And all the people will say, ‘Amen!’
The Israelite community was made up of human beings, and we human beings love to go beyond the limits. Naturally, Moses had to establish those limits as it had to do with the sin of incest. The family in Israel had the sacred function of reflecting God’s purity and integrity. All of the children were to be legitimate. All of the relationships were to be honest and straight.
Our generation has seen a blurring of the lines when it comes to legitimate relationships. If things continue in the direction of the past few years, even incest will start demanding its right to be counted as a legitimate choice, and the laws will start defending that deviancy. If it could happen in the New Testament church (1 Corinthians 5:1-6), it could happen to us now.
Lord, wake our nations up to the slippery slope we are on. Rescue us from our tendency to tamper with your purpose, and substitute our own preference.