Originally blogged May 11, 2019. Many restrictions are still in place where I live. Going for a walk, with appropriate social distancing is okay. But for this walk you don’t want any distancing at all. Keep in step.
Leviticus 26:12 – “I will walk among you and be your God, and you will be My people.” (Leviticus 26:12)
My Musings – This verse must be read in context. There is a condition that precedes it: “If you follow my decrees and are careful to obey my commands.” There follows an impressive list of blessings capped off by this awesome promise in verse 12 above. Of course, conditions always beg the question, what if the conditions are violated? Following the blessings are a long list of consequences, which are often overlooked, because the conditions are often overlooked. The word “if” should always give us pause. This is the immediate context.
But the overriding context is that this is a promise to the nation of Israel in the Old Testament. They were under the Law. Thankfully, we are under grace and don’t have to worry about…
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