June 3: The Nations

God’s purpose and destiny for Israel required her to be separate and holy among all nations.  While God insisted that she welcome the stranger into her midst, it was with the provision that the stranger would follow the same laws as the Jews. 

This commandment is just as important today as it was in the time of Moses. Rather than accepting the God (and laws) of Israel, the stranger brings a false god and culture into our midst.

Numbers 15: 13-16

 All who are native-born shall do these things in this manner, in presenting an offering made by fire, a sweet aroma to the Lord.  And if a stranger dwells with you, or whoever is among you throughout your generations, and would present an offering made by fire, a sweet aroma to the Lord, just as you do, so shall he do.  One ordinance shall be for you of the assembly and for the stranger who dwells with you, an ordinance forever throughout your generations; as you are, so shall the stranger be before the Lord.  One law and one custom shall be for you and for the stranger who dwells with you.’

 

PROCLAIM, “THERE WILL BE ONE GOD, ONE LAW AND ONE CULTURE IN ISRAEL FOR NATIVE AND STRANGER.”

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  1. Jean says:

    All who are native-born shall do these things in this manner, in presenting an offering made by fire, a sweet aroma to the Lord. And if a stranger dwells with you, or whoever is among you throughout your generations, and would present an offering made by fire, a sweet aroma to the Lord, just as you do, so shall he do. One ordinance shall be for you of the assembly and for the stranger who dwells with you, an ordinance forever throughout your generations; as you are, so shall the stranger be before the Lord. One law and one custom shall be for you and for the stranger who dwells with you. (Num. 15:13-16) <3 Praying for the Peace of Jerusalem <3 For us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we exist. And there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we exist. . . There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. . . And so we shall all come together to that oneness in our faith and in our knowledge of the Son of God; we shall become mature people, reaching to the very height of Christ's full stature. . . Now thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and reveals through us the sweet aroma of his knowledge in every place. For we are a sweet aroma of Christ to God, in those who are saved, and in those who perish; to the one a stench from death to death; to the other a sweet aroma from life to life. . . Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. (1 Corin. 8:6; Ephes. 4:4-6; Ephes. 4:13; 2 Corin. 2:14-16; Heb. 13:8)

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