New Sight

August 13th, 2019

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Leviticus 19:30-37

Pharaoh looked out at his domain and he saw something gross. He saw a people who spoke a different language and had been welcomed in by the prior administration. He worried that these people would not be loyal to him. They were different; they were a threat to his power. So he tried to get rid of them. God, however, freed the Israelites from Pharaoh’s power and invited them into a new land.

The world trains us to think like Pharaoh. The God who freed the Israelites, however, calls us to see things differently. Moses chose to remind the Israelites of this story as they talked about how to be a holy people in their new land. “The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the Lord your God” (Lev. 19:34). We must remember that we serve a God who frees us from the power of sin and death and welcomes us into a new land. If we are God’s people, we will welcome, love, and serve those the world calls outsiders.

Author: Steven Malcolm


5 Responses to “New Sight”

  1. Gina Says:

    August 13th, 2019 at 8:40 am

    WOW Everyone needs to read this and think on it!! It made me stop and think “am I thinking/doing what I should be or the way God wants me to.” Good devotional!! Something to think on.

  2. Mike Wonch Says:

    August 13th, 2019 at 8:56 am

    Thank you for sharing.

  3. Willa Jannsen Says:

    August 13th, 2019 at 11:04 am

    This may seem a little thing, but I find the wordage in the 2nd paragraph, 3rd sentence, misleading. Moses was chosen, and instructed by God to remind the Israelites of the story. This idea was God’s doing, Moses was the instrument used by God to carry out His plan. Moses simply carried out God’s purpose for His people. Thanks for your time. In Jesus’s Joy, Willa Jannsen

  4. Milt Says:

    August 14th, 2019 at 12:35 am

    Willa, that was my first thought also when I read this. It was God who saw the Israelites needed this reminder. He provided inspiration and direction to Moses to pen the words.

  5. Mike Wonch Says:

    August 14th, 2019 at 7:21 am

    The wording should have been clearer. As you pointed out, Moses was instructed by God what to say. We, nor the author of the devotional, would want to indicate otherwise.

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