God has revealed much to us about Himself, about life and creation, and many other things. And Jeremiah 33.3 says, “Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.” But there are also secret things which God has not revealed and we are forbidden from seeking spiritual advice apart from Him.
Leviticus 19 & 20
Leviticus 19 & 20:
Moral & social standards
Here in chapter 19 we have many of the moral and social standards laid out or repeated:
Respect for parents (19.3).
Caring for the poor and needy (19.9-10). This was the law of gleaning. Long before there was welfare, God’s people were to leave some of the harvest in the field so the poor and the stranger were free to gather what was left.
Fair labor practices (19.13).
Not taking advantage of the disabled (19.14).
Justice and fairness (19.15-16).
Love for your neighbor (19.17-18).
Protection for women (19.20-22, 29).
Respect for the elderly (19.32).
Kindness to strangers (19.33-34).
Honesty in business (19.35-36).
Commands to not take part in any kind of witchcraft, fortune telling, predicting the future or any kind of divination (19.26-28, 31). These things were strictly forbidden and still are! No matter how good or how harmless it looks, it’s Satanic. As we get to our New Testament reading you will see that even Satan can appear religious when it serves his purpose. Continue reading