June 13, 2018: Day 60 – Leviticus 20

A few things of interest here.  Look first at vs. 26  and you will see the purpose of these laws: “You shall be holy to me; for I the Lord am holy, and I have separated you from the other people to be mine.”  God has separated his people from those around to be a different type of people.  He does not want his people to sacrifice animals to other gods.  He does not want his people to worship other gods.  He does not want his people to act like other people in the world, they are to be different, they are to be pure.

So in order to understand what that looked like, he gives the people of Israel a set of regulations so that: “You shall not follow the practices of the nation that I am driving out before you.”  So these regulations and rules were adopted to serve as a foil for what was happening around them.  Apparently for the Egyptians and the Canaanites incest was not that big of a deal, it was actually practiced pretty regularly.  Well, not so much if you were an Israelite.  This chapter underlines incestual relationships as being an abomination and one that ought to result in the death of the parties involved.  

The next thing that I want you to look at is vs. 27 and see that it is from here that the Salem witch trials took their Scriptural backing.  You can absolutely find anything in Scripture to support a twisted agenda.  I thought you might like this clip since it deals with witches.

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