TODAY'S WORD FOR Tuesday, September 08, 2020:
A settlement of differences by mutual adjustment or modification; to settle an issue by agreement.
The Lord spoke to Moses, saying to take Aaron and his sons with you, and the garments and the anointing oil and the bull for the sin offering, and the two rams and the basket of unleavened bread. And assemble all the congregation at the doorway of the tent of meeting.
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
How many times a day do you compromise your faith in Jesus Christ. Many people compromise consciously and many unconsciously.
In the eighth chapter of Leviticus we read about Aaron, the older brother of Moses receiving a very high divine calling to serve as priest for the liberated nation of Israel. Aaron was the spokesman to the Children of Israel during the time of the exodus.
Being anointed priest was an enormous task and it carried great responsibility. He was in charge of Israel’s sacrificial system and led them in worshipping the Lord. Such a man had to be sure that he would live in a manner beyond approach. He was the mediator between God and the Israelites.
Unfortunately, Aaron had a weakness for unwise compromises in his life time. At a crucial time when Moses and his people needed Aaron to stand strong in honoring God and seeing that the Israelites also stood strong, he gave in to the clamoring of many of the Israelites and built a golden calf for them to worship.
This was a severe compromise with his relationship and responsibility with God. Through this compromising failure he missed out on God’s very best for him and as a result many Israelites had to pay the consequences and were killed for their sin. In Exodus 32:28 we are told that three thousand Israelites, Aarons fellow Hebrews died.
This is a real reminder to us today that God requires us, as believers in Jesus Christ, to have a full obedience to what is in His Word. No matter how we are tempted, and we will be tempted, we are not to compromise what we believe.
Our memory verse for this week is found in Luke 6:27-28.
But I tell you who hear Me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.
Thank You, dear heavenly Father, for the assurance I have to spend eternity with You. Help me to not compromise my faith in You. May your Holy Spirit lead me to always love and honor You with all of my heart, soul and mind.
These Family Devotional thoughts are written by Dr. Ken Phillips, Executive Director of America's Hunger
Solution, and his wife Dottie. Ken has had ministry positions
with The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, World Vision, Youth For Christ, World Opportunities International,
and World Bible Society. He also has consulted for more than 30 Christian ministries in management and stewardship
development. They have published a book called No Problems Only Situations that discusses the journey of their family.
Ken and Dottie have been married for 60 years, and have 6 children, 20 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren. Their
second book, TODAY'S WORD, includes 365 daily
devotionals and is now available for only $10.
Ken & Dottie Phillips
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