July 13, 2020

Numbers 5:1-end centers on the isolation of the ceremonially unclean persons outside the camp, then whoever sins against another must confess his sins and also do restitution, and the last section deals with unfaithful wives and how to bring the sin of adultery to a shameful end. We will explore the New Testament to see how these sins were addressed especially the sin of adultery.

John 1:16-17 says “And of His fullness, we have all received, and grace for grace. For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. We thank God for saving mankind by coming to the world as our Savior which was expressed as grace. The acronym of grace is “God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense” When I remember the law of God through Moses how people should be stoned to death at the first offense, or the woman that committed adultery to be given cursed water to drink, and so many other penalties meted out to offenders, we should be grateful to God today that we are under the dispensation of Grace. When a woman that was caught in adultery was brought to Jesus, and they asked for His verdict on this incident, he stooped down to write some things on the ground, and asked whoever does not have any sin to cast the first stone, no one could cast any stone and they all left. Then He asked her ” where are your accusers?”, and He told her to go and sin no more. The woman was not condemned by Jesus. but told her to sin no more.

Many of us are abusing grace today. We are not stoned to death at any of our offenses. We are given the grace to confess and be forgiven. But we should not continue in sin. Paul says “What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? (Romans 6:1-2) Though Jesus Christ brought grace, we should understand that as soon as we receive Him as our Lord and Savior, we were baptized into His death, that is, that we are dead too.  Romans 6:4 says “Therefore we are buried with Him by baptism into death, that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so, we also should walk in newness of life.”

This is”Food For Thought” children of God, many problems that we go through are because of our sins. The three conditions in the chapter of today are all that Jesus came to address and even more. So for us to enjoy this grace that Jesus brought, we must seek to destroy the works of the flesh so that we can live before Him and be perfect.  The bible says we shall know the truth and the truth shall set us free. The truth is once we are saved by grace, this grace empowers us to run away from sin. Therefore, children of God, don’t let us be caught up in our sinful nature. Let us live for Christ by denying ourselves of all the pleasures that can lead us to sin. May the LORD keep us to the end in Jesus’ Name, Amen. Shalom!

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